Gary Matthews Jr has a purpose.
He can play all three positions on the field.
That is really it.
Matthews can serve as a bench player who specializes in questionable
defense at all three positions. And the ability to switch hit.
Everyone knows that his contract was a terrible mistake. One good season, and a hefty payday comes knocking on his door.
But every team makes mistakes, and the Angels obviously know what
they are doing, as they experience success each and every season.
The Red Sox signed Julio Lugo.
The Yankees overpay for declining years.