The Mets will acquire Gary Matthews Jr. and cash from the Angels for Brian Stokes. Matthews, who receives $500K for being traded, is set to make $11MM in 2010 and $12MM in 2011. The Angels will pick up all but $2MM of the $23.5MM remaining on the deal.
To put this in perspective, the Dodgers are paying $10 million of the $18.5 million left on Juan Pierre's contract — and they received two pitching prospects for him. But that's what happens when your albatross produces more than the other guy's albatross.
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