Re: Angels close to signing Mathews Jr. (5 years $55 million)
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.
Released three times in one year with one good season at the age of 32, and he gets $11 million a year...?
I read a comment on another board that pretty much sums this up.
"the punch at the GM meeting must have been spiked with stupid this year."
This is the Cal Ripkin Jr. of typos.
If you ask me to join your fantasy baseball league and I select Legolas in the first round, don't be angry at me. It's not my fault I've read up on the players and you haven't.