Originally Posted by Degenerate39
Hopefully they can work an extension some time next year or so
Yeah, this seems like vintage Jocketty to me. Probably broached the topic of a longer deal, but couldn't come together, so decided on a shorter one like this. It's similar, in some ways, to what they did with Votto before eventually making a longer commitment. I like it. I think that above and beyond the dollar figure (which is fine), WJ is making a statement here and preserving a good rapport with a player they obviously view as a cornerstone for the future.