Brewers Extend Ryan Braun Through 2020

The Brewers extended left fielder Ryan Braun through the 2020 season, the team announced.  The extension is for five years and $105MM, tweets CAA Sports, while MLB.com's Adam McCalvy has the year-by-year breakdown.  The contract includes a mutual option for 2021 worth up to $20MM with a $4MM buyout.  McCalvy notes that the deal includes a $10MM signing bonus, a no-trade provision, and some deferred salary.  The deferrals were key to the deal, CAA agent Nez Balelo told McCalvy.

Braun was already under contract through 2015 on a precedent-setting dealAs I noted on Monday, the Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki is the only other player under contract through the 2020 season.  Braun and Tulo were drafted fifth and seventh overall in 2005, respectively, and both tacked monster extensions on top of their old team-friendly contracts in 2011.  Like Tulo's deal, Braun's contract actually takes a dip in salary toward the end.  My biggest concern with Tulo's deal was the difficulty in projecting injury risk rather than performance decline.  Braun seems a safer bet than Tulowitzki to remain healthy, though Braun signed his contract even further away from free agency and does not play a premium position.

Braun's new contract represents the largest contract in Brewers history, as did his previous $45MM deal.  His agency notes the $21MM average annual value on the new extension is the second-highest ever for an outfielder, ranking behind only Manny Ramirez's $22.5MM AAV on his last Dodgers deal.  Among all position players, Adrian Gonzalez, Mark Teixeira, Joe Mauer, Ryan Howard, and Alex Rodriguez also have higher AAVs.

Braun will turn 37 shortly after his contract ends, so he may be a Brewer for his entire career, notes Balelo.  Braun's career batting line so far: .308/.367/.557 with 133 home runs in 2627 plate appearances.  This is likely his final season playing alongside the Brewers' other superstar slugger, Prince Fielder, who will be eligible for free agency.


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168 Comments on "Brewers Extend Ryan Braun Through 2020"


notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

completely unnecessary risk is the new black

4 years 4 months ago

not a completely unnecessary risk: how do the Brewer’s replace Braun’s offense otherwise? How do they make Milwaukee a desireable destinations for free agents otherwise? Undoubtedly, this is part of a larger plan to try and sign players like Zach Grienke, Shaun Marcum, and even Casey McGehee.

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

when you say “replace his offense”, you mean “replace his 2016 offense”, right?

the answer to your question then is “i don’t know and i don’t need to know for another 5 freaking years”

nepp
4 years 4 months ago

Yes but now you dont need to know for 10 years…see how much better that is?

~sarcasm~

hrbomber1113
4 years 4 months ago

Um..he was already locked up through 2015….they don’t need to replace it. Plus you just payed market value or more for a guy in his prime that is already atrocious in the OF. I’m guessing maybe he ends up at 1B but the signing was totally unnecessary considering they didn’t get a discount and already had him locked up for several more years.

daveineg
4 years 4 months ago

Apparently you missed the catch he made Tuesday.

hrbomber1113
4 years 4 months ago

please tell me that was sarcasm. there is no way anyone is dumb enough to base a players defensive value on one single play….

4 years 4 months ago

hrbomber1113,

Have you looked at Braun’s fielding stats? Since he began playing the outfield in 2008, he has committed 5 freaking errors. His fielding percentage is 99.5%. You can’t tell me his fielding is horrible. 5 errors in a little over 3 seasons of play left field is not bad.

Guest
4 years 4 months ago

What decade are you living in?? Saying that someone is an above-average defender because they have a good fielding percentage is a lot like saying Felix Hernandez was an average pitcher last year because his win-loss record was only 13-12.

It’s not real difficult to keep your errors to a minimum when your range only allows you to make the routine plays, and not do much more than that.

4 years 4 months ago

There’s more to being a good fielder than Fielding Percentage.

nepp
4 years 4 months ago

Just mail him the Gold Glove for 2011 and get it over with…nothing more needs to be seen.

TartanElk
4 years 4 months ago

Do we send Jeter’s at the same? You know, to save money on shipping and all. Money’s tight in the baseball world these days apparently.

top_prospect_aw
4 years 4 months ago

If I was the Brewers, I would institute a no running, diving, or sliding policy, have him walk around with protective shield, and bench him on away games in New York. In all seriousness, this is a small market team taking a huge risk with more to lose than to gain.

4 years 4 months ago

If you think Braun is just an average joe, you should follow his stats more closely. Braun is a special, one of a kind players. You are just ticked off that your beloved Yankees won’t have a chance to sign him.

top_prospect_aw
4 years 4 months ago

oh you are misguided little one – I despise the Yankees and to your surprise, actually a Padres fan. Your juvenile argument is not compelling whatsoever with the least bit of merit or intelligence. Regardless of how much of a Ryan Braun groupy fan you may be, even the most obsessive 10 year old girl would admit that there’s an element of risk the Brewers have taken. Was it a calculated risk worth taking? In your mind, I wouldn’t think anything but yes. But in a rational, unbiased mind: no.
But please, in the future, put your giddy schoolgirl fascinations aside and make a compelling argument for the Brewers.

4 years 4 months ago

First of all bro, Ryan Braun has improved every year he’s been at that position. The man is considered by allot of experts as the BEST LF in the game. I’ve been a Brewer fan for more than 30 years and I’ve never seen a more talented hitter. Molitor and Yount were great but not like this kid. When he’s done, he’ll own every batting record the Milwaukee franchise has. He’ll be a part of countless winning teams and maybe a World Series Championship and he’ll retire a Brewer which just ask any small market baseball fan, doesn’t happen often with a guy of this caliber! Great signing and it couldn’t be more NECESSARY!!!! GO BREWERS!!!

BobMexico
4 years 4 months ago

Ryan Braun’s URZ/150
2008: 2.9
2009: -11.7
2010: -8.2
2011: -38.0

Hey bro, that’s not improving defensive numbers

4 years 4 months ago

URZ numbers don’t mean crap.

Braun has committed FIVE errors since he started playing outfield.

Nivarsity
4 years 4 months ago

This merits a 100% ironic like.

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
4 years 4 months ago

You mean the BEST HITTER PLAYING LF right?

Guest
4 years 4 months ago

Who are all these “experts” who consider Braun to be the best LF in the game? His family members? The people who own his replica jersey?

4 years 4 months ago

Name another LF who is the ‘best’ in the game. Don’t say Matt Holiday, he’s not even close.

Guest
4 years 4 months ago

Try to pay attention. The comment I was replying to was:

“Ryan Braun has improved every year he’s been at that position. The man is considered by allot of experts as the BEST LF in the game.”

And just to name a few off the top of my head, Carl Crawford, Carlos Gonzalez, Brett Gardner, Josh Hamilton and Vernon Wells are all much better defensive LFs.

MaineSox
4 years 4 months ago

“Don’t say Matt Holliday” Umm… Matt Holliday. Since 2008 Holliday has been worth 5 WAR more than Braun, has a wOBA 13 points higher and has been worth about as many positive fielding RAA and Braun has been worth negative.

bjsguess
4 years 4 months ago

Not improving on defense and not improving on offense. His best offensive year continues to be his rookie season (wOBA of 422). That was followed by his 2009 campaign (wOBA of 405) and then two similar years in 2008 and 2010 (377 and 380 respectively).

You can argue that Ryan Braun is remarkably consistent since he broke in the bigs. But to say he’s getting better is patently false.

He might be the best hitter you’ve ever seen in the Brewers uniform (although Molitor and Yount were amazing). But to claim he is the best hitter you’ve EVER seen … guess you don’t watch many Cardinal games.

4 years 4 months ago

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Guest
4 years 4 months ago

Yeah. I wouldn’t be happy about this at all, if I were a Brewers fan. Braun’s a great player. But to take a $105M gamble on him STILL being that good 5-10 years from now??

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

the brewers just went from having one of the very best contracts in baseball to one of the riskiest

i’m happy for ryan braun though

Guest
4 years 4 months ago

Definitely a good day to be Ryan Braun. I mean, he probably would have gotten a similar deal in 5 years IF he was still one of the best hitters in baseball in 5 years. But how great are those odds?

4 years 4 months ago

yeah, but pretty soon Ryan Howard contracts are going to be the new norm and this contract wont look so scary. After 5 more all-star appearences to his name he’s going to cost a lot more than 20 million a year.

hrbomber1113
4 years 4 months ago

the guy has never had a season over 5 fWAR…he is a great hitter but not an elite player. Brett Gardner had 5.4 fWAR last year.

daveineg
4 years 4 months ago

He’s one of a handful of players in major league history to hit 125 or more HR with a career .300 BA after his first 4 seasons. He’s on pace to be a first ballot HOFer.

Brett Gardner will have to buy a ticket to get in the HOF.

Guest
4 years 4 months ago

That’s assuming an awful lot.

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

that’s pure conjecture. and even if it turns out to be true, it still won’t necessarily be true that he as a player will be worth a five year commitment at that price

bjsguess
4 years 4 months ago

If you base his contract under a best case scenario then yes – this will be a good move. Unfortunately, you only need to review long-term contracts that have been handed out to realize that such logic is deeply flawed. The probability of him being seriously injured or regressing in skills is much higher than of him maintaining his peak performance levels through his age 37 season.

4 years 4 months ago

Heck, we are happy as ever. How often does a player of Braun’s caliber ASK to stay in the city he started with?

Braun has class, something Mark Teixeira, Manny Ramirez, and Prince Fielder don’t have. It’s funny how Yankee fans call this extension to be ‘risky’, yet the 10-Year Jeter contract was ‘good’ for the Yankees.

4 years 4 months ago

How does Tex have no class? Because he left the Angels without signing their contract extension? Or just that anyone who signs with the Yankees automatically has no class?

Guest
4 years 4 months ago

Those comparisons are nonsensical. And WHY are you assuming I’m a Yankee fan? I can’t stand that team.

MB923
2 years 1 month ago

Not so much class now

captainjeter
4 years 4 months ago

this is an interesting move. He is 27 now signed to 31 and now signed till he is 36. Yet, they dont have the funds to keep Fielder? LOL

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

they aren’t going to be using money from next year’s budget to pay braun’s contract from 2016-2020

more like captain of the failboat amirite

4 years 4 months ago

They offered Fielder the very same amount and he turned it down so, it’s unfair to make that comment. Even if you think it’s funny. Fielder might not get 20 million a year. I think he should have been loyal and took the EXT. because that’s allot of money to turn down when you love where you play already. Just ask him, he’s always said he’s happy, even when he was mad at the club a couple years ago! GO CREW!!!

4 years 4 months ago

I disagree. This is a good decision on so many levels. Not only does it further lock up one of the most talented players in all of baseball, but it also serves to reward Braun for his patience several years after signing a very franchise friendly contract. This signing stands alongside Joe Mauer’s contract as a ground-breaking event which demonstrates that small-market teams are capable of re-signing their elite players.

invader3k
4 years 4 months ago

Agreed. Ryan Braun is my favorite player, and this is a huge day for Milwaukee Brewers fans. Braun is an elite player, and this deal also establishes some cost certainty for the team going forward.

Braun had talked in the past about being in Milwaukee for many more years, and he has put his money where his mouth is.

hrbomber1113
4 years 4 months ago

elite HITTER…miserable defender. His fWAR was .1 better than Nick Swisher.

jpatlee
4 years 4 months ago

Jeez man. I guess we should just use fWAR for everything and not look at anything else. Find a new argument.

RedSoxDynasty
4 years 4 months ago

Braun better have one big mouth! Lol!

Blue387
4 years 4 months ago

I would also throw in Evan Longoria’s contract being good for the Rays.

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

small-market teams have always been capable of signing their players to ridiculously long contracts well before they hit free agency. they haven’t done in it the past because it’s generally pretty stupid

joe mauer’s contract is already looking awful, so that is a good example. but not for you

daveineg
4 years 4 months ago

Completely agree. Braun is a perennial MVP candidate. He’ll be 36 when this deal ends. He gets 141.5 million for 9 years starting in 2012. That’s still a relative bargain.

He was certainly due a reward for taking the team friendly contract last time. Braun has never shied away from taking on the role as face of the franchise.

With his buddy Aaron Rodgers, the two now become royalty in Wisconsin.

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

‘He gets 141.5 million for 9 years starting in 2012. That’s still a relative bargain”

google ‘opportunity cost’ and then sit back and have a think

bjsguess
4 years 4 months ago

You can’t calculate the contract that way. What he signed today does NOT in ANY way have an impact on what he had previously signed. They are two separate details that need to be evaluated individually.

This new contract pays him over $20m/year through his age 37 season. That’s how you have to evaluate this contract.

nepp
4 years 4 months ago

Just think about how dumb this will look if Braun suffers any type of serious injury between now and the end of the 2015 season. Or suffers from a massive decline in production. Small market clubs cannot afford to take on this type of risk.

Of course, a new CBA might change the entire playing field when it comes to revenue sharing and this argument goes out the window. Perhaps the Brewers FO has an inkling of that happening as the current CBA is up at the end of the season IIRC.

Motor_City_Bombshell
4 years 4 months ago

Weird…but in a good way.

MLB_in_the_Know
4 years 4 months ago

What I used to think was an absolutely wonderful contract becomes a very risky contract in a matter of seconds of reading article.

4 years 4 months ago

its still wonderful for the next 5 years

chuy020
4 years 4 months ago

Here’s a thought why do teams sign or re-sign star players if down the road they want to trade them for cash relief or stuff like that.

4 years 4 months ago

If you let a player like Braun or Fielder get too near free agency before attempting to sign them, the player’s sense of his potential value easily outweighs his desire for financial security . . . this is what happened with Fielder, for instance, who was not signed to a long-term deal before he demonstrated his ability to perform consistently at a high level. As a result, he prefers to go to the highest bidder (or at least test the market) rather than commit to a contract where he will probably lose out on some money. This is why Cliff Lee, Joe Mauer, Troy Tulowitski and now Braun’s contracts are so special: they took less money in order to sign with a team they prefer, despite the fact that they could have gotten more money by signing with the highest bidder.

AmericanMovieFan
4 years 4 months ago

I LOVE this move. The Brewers and Braun saw what was going on with everybody else playing at Braun’s level and obviously got uncomfortable with that contract. This gives Braun piece of mind and lets the Brewers move on and it kicks in far enough in the future that they can adjust for it over the next few years without letting it tie their hands. Brilliant move.

BoSoxSam
4 years 4 months ago

His original contract that kept him there til 2016 wasn’t giving him enough peace of mind? All the Brewers did is risk more cash and more years on a guy they were already paying well, and for a long time. Doesn’t really make much sense to me.

Lundah
4 years 4 months ago

As a lifelong Brewer fan, it’s refreshing to see the club willing to lock up proven talent for the long term rather than let them go elsewhere and kick our asses.

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

he already was locked up. he wasn’t going anywhere until 2016. that’s 5 full seasons away

he is now committed to through his age 37 season

unlike tulowitzki and mauer, braun plays a position with very little value and even in his prime years he plays it poorly. there is nowhere to move him

nothing to be happy about here for brewers fans

Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 4 months ago

The additional extension at over $20mil AAV doesn’t save them anything either, plus, with a new CBA and the potential for the DH spot to be completely removed between now and 2020 [lack of trading partners if his defense really tanks].. yeah.. Melvin isn’t too bright.

4 years 4 months ago

Good move to lock up a guy who is clearly going to go down in Brewers’ history with players like Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, etc. I like this move a hell of lot better than a similar contract for Fielder.

hrbomber1113
4 years 4 months ago

HE’S ALREADY LOCKED UP…how can Brewers fans not figure this out?

RedSoxDynasty
4 years 4 months ago

Fielder would have been much better for the Brew Crew to sign! 5 years younger than when the extension begins, every bit the hitter as Braun while a better defender. Youd pass on 4 more years of these 2 vs 9 with just Braun! Cmon now!

MilwaukeeBravesFan
4 years 4 months ago

Did you really just reffer to Fielder as a better defender than… (anyone)?

daveineg
4 years 4 months ago

Fielder is not the hitter Braun is. It’s not even close. Braun hits the ball foul pole to foul pole. Fielder is great, don’t get me wrong, but his season to season numbers fluctuate rather noticeably. Braun’s one minor flaw has been that he has tended to expand the zone a bit, but this year he’s being much more patient and has more walks than strikeouts so far. If that continues, he’ll win multiple MVPs.

Fielder isn’t a better defender either. At best Fielder is average at 1B. Braun makes some mistakes in LF, but he’s a great athlete and he makes plays using his athleticism that makes up for some of his misjudgments.

Braun can also steal you 20 bases.

hrbomber1113
4 years 4 months ago

head in the sand…..

hrbomber1113
4 years 4 months ago

he was already locked up….

tfence
4 years 4 months ago

This is a fantastic contract. He is one of the top 5 hitters in all of baseball, and he makes way less than all the major FA signings.

AceGunderson
4 years 4 months ago

Answer: 5.5

Question: What’s the over/under on how many questions get asked in July MLBTR chats about a “big market team” taking the Braun contract off Milwaukee’s hands?

4 years 4 months ago

If Braun played for a big market team he would be a huge deal. A-Rod, Pujols or even Lorngoria big. But he is playing in Milwaukee so he gets glossed over. Sure he is a top 10 pick in fantasy drafts but he still doesn’t get the recognition he should. The guy straight mashes. It is funny that it was a coin flip between Tulo and Braun for the pick in that draft and either way they would have been right.

hrbomber1113
4 years 4 months ago

it’s because it’s real baseball and not fantasy baseball. And yes Braun can hit but he is such a joke in the field it kills his value. And no…Tulo is much more valuable. What is more valuable…a GREAT fielding SS who can mash or one of the worst OF in baseball playing LF that can mash? no doubt about it.

4 years 4 months ago

But you don’t watch the games, my point about fantasy was meant to say that people pick him for their teams enjoy the wins but never really see the games as he is in a small market. Sure Tulo has more value but Braun is still a great player. You can look at stats and say he sucks defensively but he makes some great plays, he also dives at balls he has no chance to get. He is not the best defender out their but he is not Carlos Lee, also I wouldn’t rule out a move to first base in his future.

hrbomber1113
4 years 4 months ago

that is one of the worst arguments for someone’s defense. He is clearly a miserable defender. The advanced metrics/scouts/non biased and halfway intelligent fans all agree. Adam Dunn has made great plays before. A lot of those “great plays” are plays that halfway decent outfielders make routinely.

“he dives at balls he has no chance to get”

lol wtf is that? are you arguing for or against his defense? The guy sucks in the OF. Everybody knows it except a few Brewers fans.

4 years 4 months ago

I am not saying he is great at defense, I was stating that sometimes even stats are flawed. Even people that do keep stats admit that their work is flawed. My point was that he makes some good plays that people that look at possibly flawed metrics don’t see.

You don’t go to live games. All their information is obtained by watching video, so rewinding, watching in slow-motion, etc. is a routine part of the process. The interns are responsible for scoring games, which consists of plotting hit locations, hit types (grounder, liner, fly, “fliner”) and whether it was hit hard, medium, or soft. These things account for fielder range. We then had to score on a series of Good Fielding Plays (GFPs) and Defensive Misplays (DMs), of which there were several types (good double play turn, good assist, and several more).

We were also responsible for charting pitchers, which included pitch type, location, and velocity. We also marked hit location and velocity while charting. We scored games live (or reasonably live, as we’d rewind and get hung up occasionally). We charted games the day after they were played.

There are problems with BIS, as human error is a part of anything, but in my opinion, their setup was just as responsible for error. Almost all of the guys I worked with were sharp guys, so nobody was really slacking off or “chatting up girls” or anything. I’m out of baseball as a career now, so I have no problem telling this story as an example:

Their field dimensions were shockingly not to always scale. Obviously each stadium is different, but some were clearly wrong. One that was clearly messed up was Safeco. Their wall on their replica of Safeco was clearly plotted as too far from home plate based on the field’s actual dimensions in certain areas. The wall was too far. Therefore, every time a catch was made at the wall, it was plotted as several feet beyond the fence! Take a look at the 2009 defensive metrics for center fielders, which is the year I worked there. Franklin Gutierrez is off the charts. Now, he’s certainly a good fielder, but his numbers were seriously inflated. I have no way of knowing whether this model is still used, but I know a couple of us brought up this problem multiple times to the higher ups to no avail.

That’s just one example. Like I said, I still think BIS does good things overall, but some of their flaws are going to cost them in the industry if they aren’t addressed.

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
4 years 4 months ago

even ignoring statistics, my eyes show me that Braun is an awful fielder.

4 years 4 months ago

I understand why you wouldnt wait until the season before FA to try and lock him up but come on! I love braun but locking up a guy for this kind of money when he is 5 years away from FA just seems dumb. I would have waited at least until this offseason to see how he does this year and would have preferred to wait a few more years. This really doesnt make much sense, esp when you wonder if they got him at a discount which I dont think they did. Bad timing on this move.

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

they wouldn’t even have to wait until the season before free agency. they could have waited another season after this one

or another

or another

4 years 4 months ago

lol yea which is what I was saying

bjsguess
4 years 4 months ago

This is a PR move meant to diffuse the backlash that will occur when Prince is traded/not resigned. From a business standpoint this deal makes no sense at all. Even if you did this 2 years before FA it would be an unprecedented move that shows tremendous goodwill on the part of the club AND it would limit the exposure to the club in case of injury or skill regression.

Scott Singer
4 years 4 months ago

You don’t want him to become disgruntled toward the end of that contract either. I think the Brewers are showing him how much they appreciate his patience and dedication thus far. If he isn’t the kind of player you want to lock up for as long as possible and keep happy, I don’t know who is. He’s going to keep fans in the seats and help make a lot of money for the Brewers organization. He’s a good enough outfielder where it doesn’t factor into my judgement.
I’m wondering if something like this would help keep Fielder in Milwaukee, knowing that he’ll always have Braun in front of him.

4 years 4 months ago

You think braun will get disgruntled if they waited untl this offseason or hell even 2 more years from now when he will still have 3 years left on his deal?!?! I think they made the right move to extend him because hes good however not with 5 years left!

Scott Singer
4 years 4 months ago

Fielder’s going to be a pretty big deal coming up soon. Maybe they didn’t want to risk having to deal with both of them at the same time.

proof2006
4 years 4 months ago

I don’t think you get it. Braun was already dealt with. They would have never had to deal with both of them at the same time.

Scott Singer
4 years 4 months ago

You’re right, Fielder likely isn’t in the picture now if he wants to sign a long-term deal. In the many years that Braun is here…I hope they can find someone to come close to replacing Prince. Let some other team take a chance on his large stature and terrible throws to home plate.

4 years 4 months ago

Fielder is now, braun is 5 years down the road.

MilwaukeeBravesFan
4 years 4 months ago

Actually Fielder was two years ago, and he said no.

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
4 years 4 months ago

oh for christs sakes. Why does the team have to crawl and grovel and risk millions of dollars to keep a player in a good mood?

4 years 4 months ago

It’s not about the money, in Braun’s case. He could have signed for a heck of a lot more.

hrbomber1113
4 years 4 months ago

his UZR/150 last year was -38 (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) but you probably have no idea what UZR is. EVERY PLAYER MAKES THE ROUTINE PLAYS.

4 years 4 months ago

Maybe they are moving to the AL….

hrbomber1113
4 years 4 months ago

haha ya back to the AL that is. It would take one hell of a DH to be worth $20MM+

jpatlee
4 years 4 months ago

We’re supposed to take someone who posts like this seriously?

hrbomber1113
4 years 4 months ago

what are you even talking about?

Lunchbox45
4 years 4 months ago

Follow up to this story..

Via Twitter

Brewers Announce Braun Extention until 2020, then extend the extension until 2028.

Ethanator99
4 years 4 months ago

All this means to me is that my Reds have to deal with him for a few more years and it’s going to be harder to sign Votto when his current deal is up

Lunchbox45
4 years 4 months ago

Colorado Rockies have just announced they have extended Troy Tulowitzki’s deal to 2031

RedSoxDynasty
4 years 4 months ago

What are the odds that Braun would get better than 5/105 at age 31? 10pct? Braun has to have the biggest smile in Milwaukee right now. He just robbed a bank and didn’t even have to use a gun, they just gave him the combination to the vault!

TheHotCorner
4 years 4 months ago

Can we say Jayson Werth.

RedSoxDynasty
4 years 4 months ago

5/105 is better than 7/126 in most people’s books!

TheHotCorner
4 years 4 months ago

I wasn’t making a dollar for dollar comparison but hopefully you get the point I was trying to make.

RedSoxDynasty
4 years 4 months ago

I think I gotcha. Who thought Werth would get what he got at his age right?

4 years 4 months ago

Maybe the Brewers and Rockies have insight into the future state of the American economy. Maybe they are banking on some serious inflation (in the American dollar and in general salaries), which end up making this deal alright. Go back and look how much can change in player wages over the course of a decade. Tulo and Braun’s deals could end up looking really team friendly in 8 years.

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

when you wish upon a star…

you usually end up missing the playoffs for several years