Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Great Signing Angels

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.


Diane said...

The Angels' season is already going down in flames . . .I just feel badly for big Daddy Vladdy

On a happy note, I read a nice article on Shea Hildebrand's Arizona petting zoo in the LA Times

NFL Adam said...

This is going to be like the late 1990s, only at 2007 prices.

Zach Landres-Schnur said...

keep patting yourself on the back, Adam.

NFL Adam said...

There is no bigger mark for THN than yours truly.

Seitz said...

"This will go down as the worst Angels free agent signing in history."

Wow, with that bit of insight, you distinguished yourself from absolutely no one, since pretty much everyone not named Bill Stoneman or Gary Matthews Jr. hated this deal.