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Matt Garza's vacation might have cost him $2 million

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Matt Garza reportedly was on vacation when the Angels made him the 4 year, $52 million offer that they later pulled off the table

Layne Murdoch

I spent the end of the 2013 season, and much of the 2013-14 offseason, predicting that Matt Garza would end up signing with the Angels.

And if Matt Garza hadn't taken a vacation an at inopportune time, it sounds like that would have happened.

Garza says that the Angels made him a 4 year, $52 million offer this offseason, but when the offer was made, he was on vacation and didn't want to be disturbed.

The Angels apparently gave him a deadline of "a certain amount of hours" to take the deal or else they were pulling it off the table, but Garza was relaxing in Turks and Caicos with his wife and didn't want to deal with it, so the offer came and went.

Garza ended up signing with the Brewers for $50 million guaranteed over four years, though that deal includes a potential fifth year vesting option and incentives that could make it worth significantly more than the Angels' offer.

The Angels have a history of making offers with quick deadlines, which resulted in them landing Josh Hamilton prior to the 2013 season without the Rangers having the opportunity to make a last, best offer to Hamilton, but also potentially cost them Adrian Beltre prior to the 2011 season.