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Brewers to Extend Yelich

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Good for him. Hard worker and a good kid deserving of his success. Happy for him.
 

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Not sure if this is in addition to the extra two years or not.

Passan is saying it's 9 years of control, which would mean 7 beyond the current deal.

I wonder if they've worked out 7 new years and rewritten the next two to give him more money in those years and less later.
 

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Yelich is going to have to extend his damn self if that team's going to be competitive for the later 2/3 of that contract.
 

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Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets that the deal, in its totality, would check in at around $215MM over nine years with a mutual option for a 10th season. With Yelich already guaranteed $27.75MM through 2021, that’d put the new deal at around seven years and $187.25MM in new money, depending on the final numbers. The preexisting option year will be “torn up” and replaced by the new extension, tweets MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.
 
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Yikes! The Brewers have one of the, if not THE, bottom-ranked systems in baseball. I wonder how Yelly is going to feel in 3 years when that team is looking up at 3 or more NL Central teams in the standings...
 

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Yikes! The Brewers have one of the, if not THE, bottom-ranked systems in baseball. I wonder how Yelly is going to feel in 3 years when that team is looking up at 3 or more NL Central teams in the standings...
He better demand a trade because when he was here he acted like he was above being on a losing team anymore.
 

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Brewers won the trade...period
 

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Yelich's deal is official, here's the breakdown:

The 28-year-old Yelich was already under club control for $12.5MM in 2020 and $14MM in 2021 — plus a $15MM club option ($1.25MM buyout) for the 2022 season. Those salaries came under the terms of Yelich’s previous seven-year, $49.57MM deal, though; the newly proposed arrangement would obviously catapult him into the game’s elite in terms of annual rate of compensation.

Under the terms of the new contract, those 2020-21 salaries will remain in place, while Yelich will reportedly be guaranteed $26MM annually from 2022-28. The option is said to be valued at $20MM with a $6.5MM buyout. He also receives a full no-trade clause. The contract doesn’t have any opt-outs. In all, he’ll be paid a hefty $215MM over the next nine seasons thanks to today’s extension.
 

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