Read: Gary Matthews was a Good Teammate in LA

Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register spoke with Angels manager Mike Scioscia about Gary Matthews Jr. and he told Plunkett Matthews was a good teammate with the Angels and was always prepared and that he was portrayed as being a disruptive presence was “180 degrees” from the truth.

In addition, Scioscia told Plunkett:

“Any disagreements he had on playing time or his role were taken to me or Tony face to face and we came to an understanding…There was absolutely nothing but professionalism in what Gary did and he expressed his frustration to us on wanting to play every day. We obviously had a different look to the club we were going for. He understood that although he didn’t agree with it. But he was as professional as any player I’ve been around in dealing with that.”

…as puzzling as this trade is, the only thing we, as Mets fans can hope for with Matthews at this point is the change of scenery helps him contribute in whatever role he is in, whether he is starting in place of Carlos Beltran, or he appears as a pinch hitter…winning tends to cure most negativity and whether or not he was a problem in the clubhouse in LA, i feel if Matthews understands his role from the get go and does his part to help the Mets win within that role, his attitude, as well as everyone elses attitude, will be positive…

…hat tip to Daryl Onidi for the link…




29 comments
zebeto
zebeto

Knicks making basketball look like a easy game when sharing the ball .............big up to Melo !

21shumpst
21shumpst

Anyone know how to get more than 10 letters? This sucks i want my name back! 21ImanTheDefender! I just had an awesome angry "MAD AT THE WORLD DUNK" & i want to talk about it plus us passing h ball again!

knickfan2
knickfan2

This crap sucks...I'm not even gonna lie.

I left nydailynews.com comment section because racists took the fun out of it. I left espn.com because the server moved entirely too fast. It was Impossible to discuss anything.

TKB was perfect for me...the passionate fan who just wanted to talk knick basketball. Now, I gotta ho through a complete song & dance just to upload an avatar. These dudes messed up a totally hood comment section...and for what? Trolls? Trust me, you haven't experienced the troll life until you've been on nydailynews.com or espn.com.

I'll keep trying, but this is BS!!!

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

Wish there was a dashboard so I could follow up on any replies.

NoVaCaInE
NoVaCaInE

That Bargs trade is really looking good for us right now! I have been very happy with his play so far this year. As the chemistry grows he will get even better. Giving Melo that legit 2nd scorer in the starting line up. 


Also like what I'm seeing from the guards the past few games. K-Mart has been great! Once Tyson gets back and builds chemistry with Bargs and Melo upfront, we will be pretty dangerous.

Juan Maldonado
Juan Maldonado

Murray looks like he dont give a damn! but in a good way. Lol

Juan Maldonado
Juan Maldonado

I heard melo say instead of trying to score 30 or 35 he wanted to get his teammates involved. Lol

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

For those on the game thread, how did livefyre hold up?


VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

Oladipo's gonna be one hell of a player.

He still has a lot of work to put in. But damn, he's got the tools.

Mr.Boots
Mr.Boots

@NYKnickerBocker There is a dashboard for Livefyre but the mods haven't activated it. You can even log in on Livefyre and have an avatar.

It is as if the program was installed and then they left without turning anything on.

knickfan2
knickfan2

You right, man. I guess I'm just trippin' because after all the losing, we finally get two straight blow out victories...but TKB ain't really rejoicing and discussing it because some schmucks had the bright idea of effin' with something that wasn't broken!

Really pisses me off.

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

As Biggie posted, SNY increased the 10 character limit.