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Angels Sign Gary Matthews Jr. for $50 Million

Holy %#$#%. That is just insane. I'm sure I don't even need to spell out for you the reasons why this is insane, but I will.

  1. Matthews has basically had one above-average season in his career. ONE. Last year.
  2. He's already 32. This deal carries him through his age 36 season.
  3. Dave Littlefield sold Matthews in 2001. I have never seen anyone seriously try to claim this was a bad move. Matthews has since been waived by two other teams, most recently in 2004, and traded for John Bale.
And so on, and so on. Ridiculous.