Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Robothal: Angels Tried To Move Matthews
The impetus for the trade was "one-sided," another source said, saying the Angels were far more eager than the Reds to pursue further discussions.
The contracts actually match up well — Matthews is owed $33 million over the next three seasons, while Harang will earn $36.20 million and Arroyo $31.5 million over that period, respectively, including club options for 2011.
The Reds, however, have little interest in compromising their rotation depth to obtain Matthews. They are committed to Willy Taveras in center for the next two seasons and comfortable with Chris Dickerson getting most of the at-bats in left.