Friday, April 22, 2011
Braun Signs $105 Million Extension
This is obviously a good deal for the Brewers, who will keep one of the majors most productive players in Milwaukee for another ten seasons. Along with longer contracts that were recently signed by Yovani Gallardo, Rickie Weeks, and Corey Hart, the Brewers have a nice core of players to build around. Now the only problem is Prince Fielder, the slugging first baseman whose contract expires at the end of this season. The Brewers don't have the money to resign him, so they need to win this season or trade Fielder mid-season. Even without Fielder, Braun is still a great signing by the Brewers, who will now be guaranteed to have a deadly offensive weapon for the next ten years.