After the initial excitement about the Milwaukee Brewers signing Matt Garza faded because of the delay that happened, many had to wonder if it was just too good to be true for the Brewers. Nonetheless, the delay ended and the deal was made official as Garza now is with the Brewers for four seasons for around $13M dollars on average each season.
This is a very good deal for the Brewers obviously because they have a starting pitcher who can be a leading ace for them when he has things going the right direction. He can be streaky of course and hit a down stretch but for the Brewers this is a really good deal. That’s not all because this is also a very good deal for Major League Baseball as a whole.
Two deals have come through this offseason that seemingly could have changed everything for good pitchers. Clayton Kershaw and Masahiro Tanaka signed deals worth a ton of money. Many times this can lead to the deal every pitcher signs going higher and higher. Thankfully this deal signed by the highly respected Garza should temper that a little bit.
Now other free agents like Ervin Santana and Ubaldo Jimenez might have to settle for the Garza amount of even lower instead of stretching for more based off of the Kershaw and Tanaka deals. This is a big deal for the teams like the Brewers who can afford the bigger name pitchers as long as the price stays in a reasonable range.