Christian Yelich Signs New Deal

The deal was announced earlier this week, but was only signed today. It’s being reported as a 9 year, $215M deal.  In effect, it’s a 7 year extension as he still had 2 guaranteed years left on his previous contract.  Regardless, he’s now a Brewer at least through his age 36 season.  In interviews it’s clear he knows he’s leaving money on the table.  Deferred money is also making it so that he takes home no more than $22M in a year, to help the Brewers maintain flexibility to sign other players.  There’s a full no trade clause and also no opt out.  Good for him knowing what he wants and where he wants to be. Good for the Brewers too.

3 thoughts on “Christian Yelich Signs New Deal

  1. “Deferred money is also making it so that he takes home no more than $22M in a year, to help the Brewers maintain flexibility to sign other players.”

    Not like he’s going to be relegated to subsisting on ramen and Red Bull on that paltry 22 mil a year. Good for the Brew Crew and Yelich. One of my favourite players.

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    1. True, it’s definitely still generational wealth. Still, many others would not be satisfied with that. Great player who went up several notches on my respect meter when I read his interview about the new deal.

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  2. Good to hear of a ballplayer who isn’t whinging about being “disrespected” because some other ballplayer signed for more. The respect he gets from his family and his fans, and no doubt his teammates, seems to do the job for him. I recall when he went nose to nose with Beep Beep in Macondo over his refusal to be enthusiastic about the teardown of the Feesh going on around him and his insistence on being traded, the new Feesh regime tried to paint him as selfish and egoistical. Fortunately, by that time so few local fans cared about the team that the proportion who bought into the official representation of Yelich had to be vertiginously small.

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