Originally Posted by nemesis
Oh you didn't hear? They went out and got OF help. He is in Louisville, a switch hitter, and OPSing .889.
He should be up shortly after the All Star Break.
I'm not a big Mathews fan, but he's not the Plague Taveras was. I like the fact that he can switch hit and run. He's basically a replacement for Dickerson who could get some starts in LF and CF while hitting from the left side. I like him as much as Nix for that job and maybe as much as a healthy Dickerson. If having him around gives the front office the security blanket that allows them to deal Stubbs or Heisey for a TOR arm, then it could be a key move that goes un-noticed.