Yelich: In town for a while

Dan Plocher
March 05, 2020 - 4:51 pm
© Michael McLoone | 2019 Apr 7

© Michael McLoone | 2019 Apr 7

The Milwaukee Brewers and Christian Yelich have made their 7-year, 188.5 million dollar extension official according to Bob Nightengale: 

Yelich will be in Milwaukee through the 2028 season with a club option for 2029. He will have an AAV of 26.9 million per season. Other top of the line position players like Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon have earned upwards of 35 million per season signed in the last two years. According to Spotrac, he would currently be the 16th highest paid player in baseball by AAV, making less than half a million more than Bryce Harper.

However, this won't take into effect until 2021, so he will likely sit in the mid-to-high 20's when the new deal starts. This season Yelich is slated to be the 106th highest paid player in baseball. For a seemingly perennial MVP candidate, this is a hell of a bargain for the Crew. 

The deal has a full no-trade clause and has no opt-out options on either side. 



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