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50 million!?!?!?!?!@?!??!

 

 

 

A 32 year old career SCRUB turns one good year in to 50 freakin million dollars?!?!?! You can't even count on two hands how many times he's been traded and released... and one good year gets him 50 million dollars?! Not to mention he was hitting in Arlington. I can't wait to see the reaction of fans to this contract down the road. Talk about a bust of all busts about to happen.

 

 

Almost makes the Soriano contract look not that bad by todays ridiculous standards.

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Report: Matthews, Angels agree to 5-year, $50M deal

ESPN.com news services

 

Gary Matthews Jr. is staying in the AL West, but not with the Texas Rangers.

 

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, the free-agent center fielder agreed to a five-year, $50 million deal with the Angels.

 

"The bottom line is everybody's pleased with the deal," Matthews' agent, Scott Leventhal, told the Times. "The fact that Gary has Los Angeles roots, to be able to play for the Angels is an absolute dream come true. He couldn't be happier."

 

Matthews -- who hit .313 with 19 homers, 79 RBI, 102 runs and 44 doubles and had a .371 on-base percentage last season -- made his decision after a lunch meeting Tuesday with Angels manager Mike Scioscia and GM Bill Stoneman, according to the Times.

 

"The opportunity to be home and to play for a winning team would be very, very attractive to me," Matthews told the Times on Tuesday. "Being a California guy, to see where the organization came from--a few years ago they weren't drawing well, and now they pack the house every night. The fans really get into it, and it's great to be in that atmosphere."

 

It makes that Pierre signing almost understandable now.

 

2 decent years, highlight reel defense at 32 gets you this kind of long-term deal? Wow.

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Worst contract of the year by far. Soriano is a good player who's overpaid, and Juanpy is a decent to solid player (at this point of his career) that is overpaid.

 

Matthews is a one year wonder who made a pretty catch that's overpaid.

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