The matt cutts quote does not even mention spinning. He seys multiple version of articles on your own site is not a big problem.
He says submitting your articles (copies of the ones on your site) to syndication sites will make it harder for them to identify the original.
Well duh. What nit-wit that hasn't been asleep since 1998 would do that?
Here is how spinning works for those who are not to ivory tower to get it:
1.You write a unique article related to your site - 300+ words - or rewrite an article on your site so copyscape does not think it is a match.
2. Manually spin it (you write all alternative phrases, sentences).
3. Submit that to syndication. Some versions of the syndicated article are similar to each other. None are duplicate of what you have on your site.
The output is not garbage nor dog poop. It is a hand written article that has some partial duplication for other versions all of which have links to the site of your choice.
This is what spinning software like the best spinner and magic spinner facilitate. They don't produce crap unless you tell them to produce crap.
I think a lot of you are stuck back in 2003 or 2004 when auto synonym replacement was the rage. I still find that auto-crap in the serps. But that's not what the OP was asking about.