Update (12:19pm): The Angels will pay $21.5MM of the $23.5MM left of Matthews’ deal (over 2 years).
(12:03pm): Matt Cerrone says “the deal is what the deal is” according to people in the Mets organization.
(11:54am): The Mets will send Brian Stokes to the Angels, via Jon Morosi of FoxSports.
(11:30am): The Mets will send a “low salaried pitcher” to the Angels off the big league roster, via Jerry Crasnick of ESPN/BA.
(10:53am): Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog fame is hearing that this may be part of a three-team deal. Stay tuned.
(10:48am): Heyman says on WFAN that Castillo is NOT included in the deal. He believes the Angels may pay $20MM of the $23.5MM that’s due to Matthews.
Matthews is due $11MM in 2010 and $12MM in 2011, but according to Heyman, the angels will “pay a lot of $” on his contract. Beltran’s expected back in late April, but the Mets are “concerned.”
Some quick stats:
OPS: .866 (’06), .742 (’07), .675 (’08), .697 (’09)
UZR (OF): 15.5 (’05), 1.0 (’06), -12.3 (’07), -9.3 (’08), -14.5 (’09)
Matthews is 35 years old, and I hope the Mets are getting rid of a contract even though the Angels are paying some of Matthews’. Talk about declining numbers…