Gary Matthews Jr. has been implicated in a steroid bust in Orlando, Fla. Hate to say told you so, but totally did:
"This will go down as the worst Angels free agent signing in history."
Just didn't expect that statement to be proven correct in six weeks. Not that there weren't plenty of warning signs. Matthews Jr. was a career .263 hitter who hit .313 with 19 home runs in a hitter's park in Texas. And seriously, this didn't raise any red flags with anybody? Seriously? The Angels brass insisted that Matthews had just "figured the game out."
He figured the game out, alright. He figured that if he injected himself with enough steroids, a team would be stupid enough to give him $50M over five years. So yeah, he figured the game out alright. This news comes out the same day an article detailed Barry Bonds' freakish growth. (Bonds allegedly went from a size 10 shoe to a size 13.)
A couple of things here. First, this illustrates that the MLB drug testing is a joke if Matthews Jr. could get by last year. And b., does this void Matthews' contract? If anything, he should be forced to take steroids again this year. In fact, guys like Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Matthews should be forced to swallow every horse tablet available to justify their contracts.