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Braun signs big extension with Brewers

Posted on: April 21, 2011 3:14 pm
Edited on: April 21, 2011 3:40 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Ryan BraunThe Brewers have announced a five-year extension for outfielder Ryan Braun through the 2020 season. There's also a mutual option for 2021.

According to senior writer Danny Knobler, the deal is worth $105 million for those five years from 2016-20, with a $10 million signing bonus. He'll make $19 million from 2016-18, $18 million in 2019 and $16 million in 2020. There's a mutual option worth $20 million for 2021 and a $4 million buyout. He has a no-trade clause and has agreed to defer some of the payments in hopes of helping the owners keep their payroll competitive.

Here are some other notes Knobler passed along:

• Braun and Troy Tulowitzki are the only two players in the game signed through 2020, with two more -- Joe Mauer and Adrian Gonzalez -- signed through 2018.

• The average annual value of his contract is $21 million, the most for any outfielder. He is guaranteed $145.5 million from this season through the end of the contract.

• Now 27, Bruan is now one of seven players signed through age 36 that have spent their entire career with one team, joining Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Ryan Howard, Chipper Jones and Todd Helton.

• It's the largest contract (by annual average value) given out by a team in the lower third of teams determined by the Nielson Company.

Braun had signed an eight-year, $45 million deal in May of 2008.

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Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: April 21, 2011 6:48 pm

Braun signs big extension with Brewers

They can have him, hes a whiney spoiled brat. This team with him on it has done nothing. i was over at wrigley north (miller park) a couple weeks ago and a small kid was asking him for an autograph after batting prctice and the guy snubs her with not even a wave and he looked right at her. i can see if they win a ring or even the division, no one but the kid was trying to get his attention he seen her and she gets a snub. the guy is nothing and the team is the same package with a diffrent wrapper.

Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2011 4:04 pm

Braun signs big extension with Brewers

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