Re: Angels close to signing Mathews Jr. (5 years $55 million)
i really dont see whats dumb with this contract or the Pierre contract.
if both pan out and do what is expected of them, then hey its a fair market value contract.
and people need to remind themselves that the length of the contract for guaranteed money is only a bargaining chip and nothing more. do the angels expect last years performance for the next five years? probably not because of his obvious age but did offering the extra 2 years get him signed for the next 3 years?
sometimes u have to extend the length of a contract to ensure the player signs for the "NOW"