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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