Thursday, April 21, 2011
Ryan Braun Now Officially A New Generations Robin Yount
When I heard the news today while sitting in my cubicle at work the first thing I thought of was that Ryan Braun will most likely finish his career with the Milwaukee Brewers. Which will make my hope of Braun becoming a new generations Robin Yount come true. It is so rare in this day and age of sports for an athlete to spend their entire career with one club. This 5 year extension for Braun through 2020 (mutual option for 2021) makes that very realistic. The deal seems pretty good for the club as well as Braun. Although there is a risk anytime you give any player a deal for this length of time and dollar amount, as GM Doug Melvin said in the press conference today, you only do this type of deal for special players. Like Robin Yount before him, Ryan Braun is indeed a special player. No doubt in my mind he is worthy of this type of investment. I just hope that one day like Yount, Braun's #8 is retired into the rafters at Miller Park and that we Brewers fans get to witness a 3,000 hit or a 500th HR.
We will break the deal down much more in depth on episode 10 of the podcast this coming Monday night. Available on the site here as well as iTunes on Tuesday.