Garza says timing of Angels’ offer led him to Brewers

Why didn’t Matt Garza jump at that four-year, $52 million offer from the Los Angeles Angels in December?

Bad timing, he said Monday in Milwaukee Brewers camp.

“They offered, but it was more of a weird situation,” said Garza, who wound up getting $50 million in guaranteed money from Milwaukee. “I was on vacation with my wife and I didn’t want to be disturbed, and it was like, ‘Here it is, we’ll pull it in a certain amount of hours.’ I didn’t have a chance to respond, so I just said, ‘Whatever. It is what it is.’”

He added: “It wasn’t anything big. It was an offer and I said, ‘I’m on vacation. I’m not thinking about baseball, Dude. Me and my wife are enjoying ourselves.’”

Garza and wife Serina were in Turks and Caicos at the time, on an anniversary trip. The Angels subsequently pulled the offer, and it would be about six weeks before Garza signed with the Brewers.

“I had no worries,” he said. “God’s going to make things work out either way. It is what it is. I guess you didn’t want me that bad, I take it. I found a team that wants me and makes me feel at home. I was looking for a great fit and I believe I found it.”

He found it with a Brewers team willing to spend big — Garza’s contract is the largest for a free agent in club history — to bolster a starting rotation projected to include Kyle Lohse, Yovani Gallardo, Marco Estrada and Wily Peralta. Garza’s agent, Nez Balelo, has a good relationship with Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio and general manager Doug Melvin from previous deals for players like Ryan Braun and Norichika Aoki, and worked out an agreement that includes deferred money, $1 million in incentives available in each of the four guaranteed seasons, plus a complex fifth year option that can vest if Garza stays healthy.

During negotiations, Attanasio met with Garza in person.

“A really great guy,” Garza said. “Down to earth. It was awesome just chatting it up with him. I was looking for a great fit — someplace who wanted me. It wasn’t just, ‘We want you to pawn you off for something else.’ That’s what really kind of stuck with me. Just saying,’ Here, we want you this bad. We’ll give you this.’ And I was like, ‘Cool.’ That’s what I was looking for.”

*

Follow me on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy

36 Comments

Pingback: It Was A Good Thing Matt Garza Took A Vacation This Winter

This guy is a clown. This was the payday that his whole career would lead up to and we his telling us he didnt care because he was sunbathing? Clearly, the Angels made the offer very early in camp, and he believed that he could do better. Than when the market never increased he was stuck in Milwaukee and NOT his own hometown.

Garza was lucky the Halos pulled the offer. He’s in a MUCH better sitchu with the Crew. Far deeper rotation and a real shot at the playoffs.

Pingback: Matt Garza Was Too Busy Vacationing to Negotiate Contract With Angels - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pingback: Matt Garza passed on a $52 million offer because “it is what it is” | HardballTalk

Pingback: Matt Garza turned down more money from Angels because he was on vacation, dude | Larry Brown Sports

Pingback: Around the League: Cardinals Insurance, Garza Vacation, Yankees Questions, Raccoon | Bleacher Nation | Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Commentary

Pingback: Matt Garza passed on a $52 million offer because “it is what it is” | LewPBlog.com

Pingback: Angels pulled $52 million Matt Garza offer because he was on vacation | Headlinenews.org

Pingback: Matt Garza Proves that Timing Truly is Everything - Halo Hangout

Pingback: Angels pulled $52 million Matt Garza offer because he was on vacation - Sports Latest

Pingback: Angels pulled $52 million Matt Garza offer because he was on vacation - Wired 4 Sports

Pingback: Angels pulled $52 million Matt Garza offer because he was on vacation - I Vote Sports

Pingback: Angels pulled $52 million Matt Garza offer because he was on vacation - Break View

Pingback: Guncel Koltuk Takimi » Angels pulled $52 million Matt Garza offer because he was on vacation

Pingback: Angels pulled $52 million Matt Garza offer because he was on vacation - statsmagazine.com

Pingback: Matt Garza passed on a $52 million offer because “it is what it is” | SD Yankee Report

Pingback: Matt Garza Ignored Angels’ $52 Million Offer Because He Was On Vacation | MLB | NESN.com

Pingback: Garza missed Angels deal: He was on vacation

Pingback: key3 geo1 | key5, geo1 | key1, geo1

Pingback: Matt Garza's Anniversary Trip with Wife Cost Him Contract with Angels

Pingback: Angels pulled $52 million Matt Garza offer because he was on vacation | SD Yankee Report

Pingback: Matt Garza Ignored Angels’ $52 Million Offer Because He Was On Vacation - Windows Sports

Pingback: Garza missed Angels deal: He was on vacation | Sports Teams WebsiteSports Teams Website

Pingback: Anniversary trip cost Matt Garza a contract with the Angels | Los That Sports Blog

Pingback: Titty Tuesday - SportsHoopla.com Sports Forums

Pingback: Bad timing led to Matt Garza missing out on Angels’ offer « 910AM CBS Sports – Sports Radio – KRAK – High Desert – Lakers – Clippers – Angels – Chargers

Pingback: Matt Garza learned women are pricey | Girls Don't Play Sports

Pingback: Matt Garza passes on Los Angeles Angels offer because he was on vacation

Pingback: Baseball Player Blows Off $52 Million Offer Because He Was On Vacation

Pingback: Angels pulled $52 million Matt Garza offer because he was on vacation | SPORTSnos.com

Every weekend i used to pay a quick visit this web page, for the reason that
i wish for enjoyment, as this this web site
conations actually good funny data too.

My partner and I stumbled over here from a different page and thought I might as well check things out.
I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to looking into your web page again.

Hi, i feel that i saw you visited my web site so i got here to return the choose?.I’m attempting to in finding things to improve
my site!I assume its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

Continuous trie and tested techniques explain ass that entertainment team method performs the best.
It is not necessary that every cheap item available on the sale banner
would be a low quality. Happy Events Management Company
is knowwn for itts creative and innovvative event planning in Rajasthan.

Bidouille Equideow fonctionne dans tous les pays.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 83 other followers

%d bloggers like this: