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The Reds are going to sign Gary Matthews Jr. for some reason

Jun 22, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT

This according to John Fay of the Cincy Enquirer.

I understand the impulse — Oh noes! We only scored one run in three games! Halp! Get us some offense! — but Gary Matthews Jr. is no more the solution to that problem than high winds and tinder are to a brush fire. He’s not the solution to any of the Reds’ problems, really. That is unless “the son of a friend of Dusty Baker got released a couple of weeks ago and needs a job” is one of the Reds’ problems.

The kicker here is that the deal, which was initially reported as done, is not quite done yet, and will likely take a couple of days. I’m going to assume the time is needed to accommodate a series of complex demands on Matthews’ part. After all, he is a veteran who knows how to play the game the right way so you can’t rush him or anything.

  1. Jonny5 - Jun 22, 2010 at 9:15 AM

    But he’s cheap. I’m sure that’s his up side.

  2. josh - Jun 22, 2010 at 9:22 AM

    Its a minor league deal, with I assume negotiations over when the opt-out date will be. I can’t really see how signing a replacement level player to a minor league deal matters.

  3. NBCUNIadmin - Jun 22, 2010 at 11:22 AM


  4. YANKEES1996 - Jun 22, 2010 at 5:29 PM


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