Originally Posted by cincinnati chili
There was (or perhaps still is) a lawsuit against his agent. But from what I heard, it was his dad who ticked off the Rockies so much that they told him to go screw.
Matt and his family ended up caught in the middle between Tanzer and O'Dowd. BA chronicled the entire sordid affair with a series of articles. The poor choice the family made was deciding to turn down almost $4M on a "matter of principle".