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    way to much money for him.

  • #2
    I would have to agree there.

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    • #3
      What a player though.
      Cristobal

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      • #4
        Originally posted by AlecBoy006
        I would have to agree there.
        So would I. You make one fancy catch and hit for the cycle once, you still don't deserve more than 30 mil.
        "He studied hitting like a broker studies the stock market, how a scribe studies the scriptures" - Carl Yastrzemski on Ted Williams

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        • #5
          Mathews is a below average player. He has one very good season (in a contract year no less) at the age of 31 and gets a $50 mil/5 yr deal? It's a HUGE waste of money on the Angels part!! Mark my words on this one Gary Mathews Jr will not exceed .280 AVG, 15 HR, 80 runs, 150 hits, 30 doubles, 75 RBI, 10 steals in ANY of his 5 seasons with the Angels if he last that many more seasons even. His career OPS+ is 96! I'll say again. He is a below average player! There are AAAA players who could put up similar numbers to Mathews that could be playing at minimum salary.
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          • #6
            AAAA players huh?

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            • #7
              Let us not forget that David Ortiz was abandoned by two different teams, and still became one of the most feared hitters in baseball. I'm not saying Matthews will do that, but who knows...
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              • #8
                But usually players don't get payed that well until they prove they can be feared. Even Ortiz was only being payed $1.25 million his first year with Boston.
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                • #9
                  I think there's too much negativity here. Put this in perspective: the Angels desperately needed another hitter, any hitter, to complement Vlad Guerrero and allow their offense the chance to actually score some runs. As much as I'm sure Angels fans would want to see Soriano or Lee go to LA, the Angels probably passed on them so that they have some money to give contracts to Weaver, Santana, and Lackey down the road. The next best guy was essentially Matthews, who is no perennial all-star, but it seems likely that he'll have a decent season at the plate. And if you think about how much extra cash was out there in the free agent market this year, the deal looks a lot more reasonable.

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                  • #10
                    Gary Sheffield might be able to outhit Matthews and he was on the block.
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                    • #11
                      Gary Sheffield is also a cancer to a clubhouse, something the Angels don't need.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by seeingredagain
                        Gary Sheffield is also a cancer to a clubhouse, something the Angels don't need.
                        Hm, he seemed to behave himself in Atlanta...
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                        • #13
                          I don't know if you recall, but Sheffield was a cancer in Atlanta too. Remember, he had to cry for a trade because he couldn't get along with JD Drew (also one that a team with good chemistry doesn't need).
                          1979, 1982, 1986, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009

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                          • #14
                            Jr is being rumored to be involved in the roid scandal. Does that explain one good season he had?
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                            • #15
                              He is overpaid but not too severely for today's standards, and the Angels are big spenders so it won't hurt too much.
                              :gt

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