Reactions To The Extension Of Ryan Braun - The Brewers already had a contractual obligation to Ryan Braun in 2015, but doubled its commitment to give their star outfielder to a contract extension for five years and $ 105MM to keep Braun in Milwaukee until the year 2020. The duration and time when this extension was already produced various reactions from the specialized media in baseball. Let's see ...
* The extension is "a mistake," writes Dan Szymborski for ESPN.com (Insider subscription required), and Braun will be in a period of decline for the moment in which your extension starts when the player has 31 years of age .
* Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com think the club could have waited a year or two to extend the contract "of Braun and feel that this extension is risky. However, Knobler notes that mid-market teams like Milwaukee and Colorado (which Troy Tulowitzki signed an extension of similar duration in November) face risks to test free agency leaving their star players, citing Albert Pujols and Cardinals as an example. Knobler has a valid point: if San Luis Pujols had signed a five-year extension and $ 105MM that covered the seasons between 2012 and 2017 following the conclusion of, say, the 2006 season, the Cardinals now seem geniuses.
* Taking Tulowitzki also contract as an example, Joe Pawlikowski of Fangraphs notes that the Brewers, like the Rockies in November, betting on a significant contractual inflation figures in the baseball world in the coming decade.