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    Braun signs another LTC with Brewers

    tack another 5 years and $105 million onto his current deal
    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/R...details-042111

    The Brewers, making a major investment in their future, signed left fielder Ryan Braun to a five-year, $105 million contract extension Thursday.
    The deal, which covers the years 2016-2020 and a mutual option for an additional year, will follow Braun's current eight-year, $45 million contract, which expires in '15.

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    Re: Braun signs another LTC with Brewers

    "We're prepared to move on without Prince Fielder by moving Ryan Braun to first base at some point in the future."

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    Re: Braun signs another LTC with Brewers

    Not a good plan.

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    Re: Braun signs another LTC with Brewers

    The deal includes a no-trade clause. The mutual option is 20 million with a 4 million buyout.

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    Re: Braun signs another LTC with Brewers

    Quality ballplayer, but that's an enormous amount of time to be on the hook for a dude you controlled until 2015 anyway.

    Not a fan of the deal.
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    Re: Braun signs another LTC with Brewers

    If Braun is worth this, what is Votto worth?

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    Re: Braun signs another LTC with Brewers

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    If Braun is worth this, what is Votto worth?
    More than the Reds can pay, that's for sure.

    -Matt

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    Re: Braun signs another LTC with Brewers

    Quote Originally Posted by mattfeet View Post
    More than the Reds can pay, that's for sure.

    -Matt
    Even if it's $20-25MM per year, it's not 'for sure'. I can think of multiple scenarios that are feasible and could make Votto affordable for the Reds.

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    Re: Braun signs another LTC with Brewers

    Affordable? Or affordable-without-handcuffing? Not being argumentative, but it's a fine line for a small-mid market team, IMO.

    -Matt

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    Re: Braun signs another LTC with Brewers

    I still think the Howard contract will set the standard for the Votto and Pujols contract.
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    Re: Braun signs another LTC with Brewers

    Quote Originally Posted by mattfeet View Post
    Affordable? Or affordable-without-handcuffing? Not being argumentative, but it's a fine line for a small-mid market team, IMO.

    -Matt
    Presuming the budget isn't expanded, extending Votto--barring new acquisitions--would handcuff the Reds in terms of losing a Volquez or Cueto as a worst-case scenario. The Reds' financial constraints are greatly exaggerated.

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    Re: Braun signs another LTC with Brewers

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    tack another 5 years and $105 million onto his current deal
    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/R...details-042111
    I like Ryan Braun but this is ridiculous.


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