Rangers Got It Right on Matthews

Gary Matthews Jr. is one of the classiest kids to wear a Texas Rangers uniform. He always came to play and was a reporter’s dream to work with.

When “Little Sarge” made the All Star team so many people were happy for the kid because he was such a hard worker and a nice guy. Count me in the group.

All that said, the Rangers were right not to match the Angels offer of $50 million over 5 years.

G-Money is 32. That’s a lot of dough to pay a guy who’s only hit .300 once, 2006, and doesn’t have a long track record of success in the bigs as an everyday centerfielder.

I’m not mad at the player, Bill Stoneman (Angels GM) flashed the cash and Matthews was smart to take it.

The Rangers need to wait for Vernon Wells of the Blue Jays and Torii Hunter of the Twins to become free agents after the 2007 season. Both Gold Glovers live in the DFW area. Wells is four years younger than Matthews and wants to play in Arlington.

Newy Scruggs


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