The Milwaukee Brewers have spurned the small-market mindset for a better, less frugal way of life.
In keeping a former league MVP happy in Christian Yelich, the Brewers have all but made up for a quiet offseason, in which fans made their displeasure for the lack of additions to a winning ball-club known. Now, the Brewers have made it obvious they intend to contend for years to come.
Christian Yelich Contract Details
The Brew Crew are readying to ink Yelich to a nine-year deal worth around $215 million, which takes into account a seven-year extension for $190 million. Yelich previously had an opt-out after the 2021 season, but that is now voided in exchange for a long-term commitment.
Yelich is an MVP frontrunner again entering 2020, after finishing in the top two for the NL award in back-to-back seasons, his first two in Milwaukee. There's no telling if the 28-year-old has yet reached his peak, which is a scary thought for the rest of Major League Baseball.
Thankfully for Milwaukee fans, he'll be wearing their jersey for years to come.