Jan 26, 2014, 2:20 PM EST
On Thursday, we learned that the Brewers had signed free agent starter Matt Garza to a four-year, $52 million contract. However, the deal was never finalized and talks hit a standstill. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported earlier that the hold-up was related to certain language included in the contract.
Per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Brewers owner Mark Attanasio says the two sides have a deal “in place”. Garza’s contract is for $50 million over four years and includes $4 million in incentives and a fifth-year vesting option worth $13 million, per MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy. So, potentially five years and $67 million. The deal is pending MLB and MLBPA approval.
#Brewers Yovani Gallardo on WTMJ Radio on what Matt Garza could bring to club: “He’s a competitor… He’s aggressive.”
— Tom (@Haudricourt) January 26, 2014
Braun on potential addition of Matt Garza: “I think he’s one of the best pitchers in baseball. One of the toughest at-bats. Great stuff.”
— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) January 26, 2014
- Ian Kinsler hopes Rangers go 0-162, calls GM a “sleazeball” (132)
- Albert Pujols was insulted when someone asked him if he can put up Mike Trout numbers (101)
- The politics of “The Cardinal Way” (67)
- Robinson Cano wants the Mariners to bring in Kendrys Morales and Ervin Santana (64)
- Reporter calls Ian Kinsler as self-absorbed as A-Rod (60)