Will Matthews stay or go!!
I found the article on foxsports. For the few of you that love this guy, I am sorry but he is a complete waste of locker space. Why they agreed to pay this guy 23 million over the last two years of his contract is unreal. What makes me laugh even more is he could make all of that money just sitting his rear on the bench and instead wants to bitch about not playing. If he wants to play center so bad why doesn't he tell the Cubs he will re-structure his contract for a one year deal. If he believes he is so great he could be a free agent at the end of next season and get a bigger contract. We all know the reality of that happening though!
Sources: Angels working to trade Matthews — 12:16 p.m.
The Angels are working hard to trade Gary Matthews Jr. to clear money for other pursuits, according to major-league sources.
For his part, Matthews has not changed his position.
He would welcome the move.
"They know where we stand," Matthews' agent, Scott Leventhal, told FOXSports.com. "Gary wants to play every day, and he wants to play center field."
Matthews, 35, signed a five-year, $50 million free-agent contract with the Angels before the 2007 season, then lost his job when the team signed Torii Hunter to an even bigger deal the following year.
Rival clubs have been reluctant to take on the remaining $23 million over the final two years of Matthews' contract.
"He's still got an amazing amount of talent," Leventhal said. "The Angels have been notified (of Matthews' wishes) on a number of occasions. It's just a matter of whether something can be done."
Matthews appeared in only 103 games last season, batting .250 with a .336 on-base percentage and .361 slugging percentage.