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Jim Reeves, GMJ, and Kenny Lofton

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I made a post on April 16 of this season, I mentioned the following quote from Jim Reeves three days into the 2007 season:

Tom Hicks flew in here from Liverpool, England, on Monday, presumably with the $10 million he saved by not re-signing Gary Matthews Jr. this past off-season jingling around in his pocket with a few extra British pounds in his loose change.

What the Angels got for their $10 million was Matthews' usual spectacular defense in center field and a three-game sweep of the Rangers to open the season.

I'll let you figure out who got the best end of the deal.

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Suddenly, the $50 million the Angels will pay Matthews over the next five years doesn't seem quite so extravagant.

Coming into today, Kenny Lofton was sporting a .301/.386/.431 line and a .288 EQA on a one year, $6 million deal.

GMJ was sporting a .279/.341/.436 line and a .269 EQA on a 5 year, $50 million deal.

Defense? They both have a ZR of .875 this year.

I'll let you figure out who got the best end of the deal.