Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Gary Matthews Jr.
Still think Matthews is a flop? After an eye-popping 5 yr. $55M contract was granted to a 32 year old journeyman outfielder with one good year under his belt. The Angels took a lot of heat last offseason for giving Matthews so much money, but they are quickly being silenced this season. Matthews is hitting at a .318 clip with 2 HR, 9 RBI, and 6 SB. His stolen base total for this season is already more than he had all of last season. I am a fond believer that Gary will be a great defensive outfielder who will hit over .300 for at least the next 3 seasons. The only problem I have is the length of the deal. As by the end of the deal he will be 37 years old.