Brad Mills didn't have a future in the AL East and he was due to be traded, a change of scenery trade. I had expected Mills to be traded to the NL where his style of pitching seemed to be a better fit. Hopefully Mills will have more success in the AL West, expect when they play the Jays of course. For those who don't remember Mills was a walk on in college and completed a degree in engineering before he agreed to turn pro. Mills went to university in Arizona and presumably will enjoy returning there for spring training.
Mathis will likely be the backup catcher in Toronto. JP Arencibia would be due to catch 130 games in 2012 leaving 30 for the backup catcher. Who will catch Brandon Morrow? Just kidding, I think those days of a personal catcher are gone.
Is this the first of many winter meeting deals?