According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mike Matheny and the Giants have agreed to terms on a three-year, $9 million contract.
Ugly. The 34-year-old Matheny is declining defensively and he's never been any good offensively. Even if A.J. Pierzynski was no longer an option, the Giants probably would have been better off starting Yorvit Torrealba than paying Matheny $3 million per year. Dec. 13 - 1:19 am et
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
I guess Sabean was serious when he said improving the defense up the middle was a top priority.
I actually do not like this signing as I'm one of the few Giants fans who liked AJ. This club is going to sorely miss his bat and his trade value is pretty much shot now that clubs know the Giants are going to non tender him. $10 bucks says he heads to the Bums too
Although, there is a rumor of AJ and Jerome Williams for Vernon Wells floating around several message boards. Something to keep an eye on.