Know what? If the Angels agree to pay him all except $1-2M a season, I'd happily take Matthews and have him play CF. His defense used to be very good, so I assume it's still above average, and even his .325/.383 line in LA isn't that bad for a plus defender in CF.
Add in a bit of an expected boost from moving from the tougher AL to the NL, and the fact he'd probably be playing with a bit of a chip on his shoulder, he might just be better because he will be giving 100% every PA, which may have been lacking since he signed for a bajillion dollars a few years ago.
EDIT: A look at Gary's career numbers shows two fine seasons while in the offensive paradise of Arlington, and rather humble numbers the rest of the time. His 697 OPS last year is probably very close to his career numbers if you remove those two great years in Texas.
10/27/2009 07:11:00 PM
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