Brewers Talk Extension With Braun

According to’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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