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Postby acapulco » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:11 pm

I was curious how Matthews jr has hit at the Angels Stadium in the past. Over the last 3 years, in 77 at bats, he has a .633 OPS there. Quite a bit lower than what he produced at Arlington Stadium: .800 something OPS in over 650 at bats. Methinks that the Angels are going to be a tad disappointed.
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Postby BigLebowski » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:34 am

This is the worst signing of the year so far. Unless Schmidt gets $16 mil/year, I can't see a worse signing out there. Do GM's know that much more than we do? Or that much less?
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Postby wrveres » Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:23 am

LMAO ... they .. lol ..lol they gave him a lol...lol... they gave him a no trade clause too .... LMAO!!! :-D :-D
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Postby BritSox » Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:48 am

wrveres wrote:LMAO ... they .. lol ..lol they gave him a lol...lol... they gave him a no trade clause too .... LMAO!!! :-D :-D


They gave him a five year, $50m contract. How on earth are they going to trade that if he tanks? Getting him to agree to it would be a tiny part of the problem.
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Postby OhMrScottyTrav06 » Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:49 am

One time...

FAIL THE PHYSICAL!!!
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Postby wrveres » Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:58 am

BritSox wrote:
wrveres wrote:LMAO ... they .. lol ..lol they gave him a lol...lol... they gave him a no trade clause too .... LMAO!!! :-D :-D


They gave him a five year, $50m contract. How on earth are they going to trade that if he tanks? Getting him to agree to it would be a tiny part of the problem.


good point .. ;-D

I really hope the Padres put their checkbook away till all of this stupid chit dies down, this market has gone nuts.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:59 am

wow one of the worst deals ive EVER seen. the sad part is, i sorta saw it coming....did he really get rewarded for 1 good hitting season and one amazing home-run robbing catch?
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Postby JTWood » Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:39 am

wrveres wrote:LMAO ... they .. lol ..lol they gave him a lol...lol... they gave him a no trade clause too .... LMAO!!! :-D :-D

THEY DID?!?

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Postby BUCCOFAN » Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:40 am

Havok1517 wrote:
BUCCOFAN wrote:This is insane, what is going on with MLB? we may all look back on the free agent class of 2007 as the ones that ruined the sport, if it isn't ruined already.

LA Angels, just paid $50 million for a 32-year old guy that has had one good year in 11 seasons, has been placed on waivers by other teams 3 times, is on his 7th team, has a career .263 BA, 78 career homers.

Teams He has played for, and been cut by.

Orioles
Rockies
Jays
Royals
Mariners
Cubs
Brewers
Pirates
Nationals


I'm not sure he was ever with some of those teams...

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June 3, 1993: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 13th round of the 1993 amateur draft. Player signed May 25, 1994.

March 23, 2000: Traded by the San Diego Padres to the Chicago Cubs for Rodney Myers.

August 10, 2001: Selected off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates from the Chicago Cubs.

December 28, 2001: Purchased by the New York Mets from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

April 3, 2002: Traded by the New York Mets to the Baltimore Orioles for John Bale.

May 23, 2003: Selected off waivers by the San Diego Padres from the Baltimore Orioles.

November 24, 2003: Selected off waivers by the Atlanta Braves from the San Diego Padres.

April 2, 2004: Released by the Atlanta Braves.

April 8, 2004: Signed as a Free Agent with the Texas Rangers.


Thanks for correcting me, but none the less, he has been with ALOT of clubs, get my point. :-o
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Postby Surfs up » Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:04 am

IThis makes the Tigers signing and extention with Sheffield look better and better.And the Tigers didn't have to give up a draft pick.I think I would rather have Sheff at 41 than Matthews at 37. When the contracts are done. But in todays market if the Angels didn't pay it sombody else would have.He'll help the Angels all the way around.
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