45 Million is Kosher With Ryan Braun

May 16, 2008 – 12:14 am by admin

Cliche lead: Watch out National League Central, Ryan Braun is staying for awhile. Man, I’m good at those.

The Kosher Butcher signed an eight-year, $45 million extension with the Brewers on Thursday and celebrated by hitting a homer in a 7-2 loss to the Dodgers. It’s the richest contract in Brewers history, running through 2015, with a $2.3 million bonus. The contract could also max out to $51 million with incentives.

Good work, Mr. Braun. Now you can really make a run at all those ladies in Milwaukee. There are so many, I’m sure.

But in all seriousness, what kind of bargain is this for the Brew Crew? Last year, when he won NL Rookie of the Year, Braun hit .324 with 34 home runs and 97 RBIs in just 113 games after making his big league debut. He’s not much in the field, but imagine how much money he could command on the open market if he continues to produce at those levels or better.

Unbelievable bargain for the Brewers. Up next for them is Prince Fielder. He should be the next young stud they sign to an extension. It’s not good if Jeff Suppan has your second largest contract.

Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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