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Angels sign Gary Matthews 5/$10M

Postby Havok1517 » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:07 pm

The Angels and Gary Matthews Jr. have reached an agreement on a five-year, $50 million contract, FOXSports.com is reporting.

So many contracts already with the potential to be the biggest busts of the offseason and the starting pitchers haven't even begun to sign yet. Matthews' huge deal is almost entirely the result of his 2006 performance. Entering the year, the 32-year-old had never batted 500 times in a season, and his only other year with an 800 OPS also came for the Rangers, who play in one of the game's best parks for hitters. Matthews will play quality defense for the Angels, but it's doubtful that he'll be a solid regular by the end of the deal. He could easily lose 50 points off his 2006 average of .313 next year.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:09 pm

When I read the title, I thought he was getting $2 million a year over 5 years, and I thought, 'wow nice deal.'

Then I opened the thread and saw that he's making $10 mill a year. Wow. Awful deal.
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Postby Big Pimpin » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:11 pm

I can't believe the going rate for average players. It's a crazy market, that just seems to keep getting crazier every year. I guess the Angels had to spend somewhere... :-b
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Postby WhiteHot » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:11 pm

Misleading title. Might as well have a Soriano title saying "17 Million 8 years."
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Postby cordscords » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:12 pm

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Postby thedude » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:12 pm

WOW! This and Pierre are the two worst contracts i have seen in some time (right up there with Wright and R. Oritz)
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:15 pm

8-o I can only imagine next year when Vernon Wells is a FA.
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Postby Havok1517 » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:17 pm

I wonder if they realize Matthews will be 37 and making 10 million a year during the last year of his contract? Obviously they do not. I firmly believe he'll be well below average in offense and defense by that time.
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Postby Yoda » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:17 pm

This deal reminds me of Halos signing Steve Finley a few years back.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:21 pm

Yoda wrote:This deal reminds me of Halos signing Steve Finley a few years back.
Come on. So the Angels had one bad signing at CF before, it isn't like they signed Erstad to some outrageously bad deal too. :-D
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