Matt Garza has signed with the Brewers
- The deal is for 4 years at $52 million, one heck of a bargain if Garza is healthy even three quarters of the time.
- Because of this health issue, he will have to pass a physical.
- Garza, Lohse, and Yovani Gallardo is a pretty dang good 1-2-3 atop their rotation.
- Garza was #2 on Lukehart's list of FA starters.
Grant Balfour has signed with the Rays
- ... for even less money than the last contract he signed this offseason
#Rays deal with Balfour is 2 years, $12-million— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) January 23, 2014
- Jeff Sullivan comments on a smart team spending money on a "closer":
another low-budget smart team is signing another established veteran closer and that is very interesting to me— Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) January 23, 2014
balfour at $15M for 2 yrs was bargain. so $12M/2 is an even bigger bargain. bona fide closers should get more than $6M per.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 23, 2014