Brewers Talk Extension With Braun

According to MLB.com’s Adam McCalvyRyan Braun‘s agent had preliminary contract extension talks with Brewers assistant GM Gord Ash recently.  Troy Tulowitzki‘s recent deal may serve as a framework.

Tulo received $31MM over six years with a seventh year option.  For their cases to be comparable in terms of service time, Braun will have to qualify as a Super Two player.  I spoke to ESPN’s Keith Law on the topic.  He said:

Right now, given his service time and where the cutoff for super-twos has been for the last ~ten years, I don’t believe he’ll have enough service time after 2009 to qualify as a super-two. That has to be a $5 million savings for Milwaukee, easily, if Braun does anything like what he did last year.



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