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    Reds Interested in Gary Matthews Jr.

    From Buster Olney via Twitter.
    Buster_ESPN Heard this: The Reds are interested in acquiring Gary Matthews, Jr. from the Mets in the event Angel Pagan wins NY's CF job (as expected).
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    Re: Reds Interested in Gary Matthews Jr.

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    From Buster Olney via Twitter.

    Blah.
    I'm assuming this is a mis-timed April fool's joke?
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    Re: Reds Interested in Gary Matthews Jr.

    Why? He's terrible. I watched the Mets/Cards game on MLB Network today and came away very unimpressed with Matthews' defense in CF. He misplayed at least one flyball in the couple innings I watched. I even made the comment that I was glad the Reds decided to stay away from him. Guess I spoke too soon. He was a good defender earlier in his career but not anymore. He's not an upgrade over Balentien, Dickerson, Gomes, or Nix.
    Last edited by OnBaseMachine; 03-04-2010 at 08:10 PM.

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    Re: Reds Interested in Gary Matthews Jr.

    This would be a very Reds move to make
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    Re: Reds Interested in Gary Matthews Jr.

    This makes beyond no sense....

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    Re: Reds Interested in Gary Matthews Jr.

    Perfect.

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    Re: Reds Interested in Gary Matthews Jr.

    He'd be cheap, he'd be a classic Jocketty PU (the Cards were always acquiring guys that I was lost on why they were making the move)

    This is what they think about when they take Stubbs/Dickerson out of there.

    Still not as scary as Willy is it?

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    Re: Reds Interested in Gary Matthews Jr.

    I'd consider the source of the twit that tweeted and what he probably left off of this information. With the Reds budget situation, I can't see the Reds overpaying to get him.
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    Re: Reds Interested in Gary Matthews Jr.

    Read in your best Jimmy Stewart voice

    "Wu wu well this is this is just wrong, it's just not right I tell you."

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    Re: Reds Interested in Gary Matthews Jr.

    Quote Originally Posted by Strikes Out Looking View Post
    I'd consider the source of the twit that tweeted and what he probably left off of this information. With the Reds budget situation, I can't see the Reds overpaying to get him.
    Most of Matthews salary is being paid by the Angels- Something like 20 mil of the remaining 22.

    Update: Mets on hook for $1mil per year, Angels paying the other 21.5 mil.
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    Re: Reds Interested in Gary Matthews Jr.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/0...tthews-jr.html
    The mlb trade rumors page re this. Just Olney as the source.

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    Re: Reds Interested in Gary Matthews Jr.

    No way Gary Matthews becomes the Reds' fourth or fifth outfielder. He'd start. I hate post-roid guys.

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    Re: Reds Interested in Gary Matthews Jr.

    Man am I hoping that Angel Pagen has a terrible spring.
    Last edited by TheNext44; 03-04-2010 at 08:53 PM.
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    Re: Reds Interested in Gary Matthews Jr.

    Fay responds:
    johnfayman #Reds source on Gary Matthews Jr.: Zero interest. Listed 5 OFs in camp he'd take over Matthews.

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    Re: Reds Interested in Gary Matthews Jr.

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
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