ESPN’s Buster Olney, who’s a pretty good reporter, told us earlier today that the “Reds are interested in acquiring Gary Matthews, Jr. from the Mets” in the event that Matthews doesn’t win the Mets CF job.

Yes, I too threw up in my mouth a little bit when I read that. Matthews is one of the worst players in the majors that still gets consideration for a starting job.

Fortunately, John Fay came to the rescue:

Reds source on Gary Matthews Jr.: Zero interest. Listed 5 OFs in camp he’d take over Matthews.

I’m going to sleep a little better tonight.