Brewers Lock Up Yelich With Blockbuster Contract Extension

The Milwaukee Brewers knew they were adding a good player with a team-friendly contract when they sent four highly-touted prospects to the Marlins for the outfielder’s services in January 2018.

What they didn’t realize at the time was they they were adding a player who was not only about the become one of the best in all of baseball, but also a franchise icon and certainly, nobody expected that he would end up signing the longest and most lucrative contract in franchise history, keeping him in Milwaukee for essentially the remainder of his career.

So the smiles plastered across the faces of Brewers’ owner Mark Attanasio, president of baseball operations David Stearns and Yelich himself were understandable Friday as the trio sat down at the team’s spring training facility to announce a nine-year, $215 million contract extension for the two-time All-Star and 2018 National League Most Valuable Player.

“This is a very proud day for our…

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