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Posted: September 08, 2019, 3:36 PM Post
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MrTPlush said:
#1 Because someone literally said it in this thread and it surely isn’t the first time someone has made the claim.

#2 I was never, at any point, speaking for how voters typically vote. I’m very aware how they vote...and it certainly does not dock a guy for being on an elite team. However it is becoming more and more popular for people to say it should be that way. Docking a guy for being in a nine postseason team is questionable enough...docking a guy for his team being too good? Wowza


That makes more sense now what you are saying. Yeah that makes zero sense to me to dock a guy for being on best team. Basically to me, Bellinger right now is Giannis and Yelich is Harden. Bellinger is best player on best team & putting up elite numbers on both sides of ball ( O & D). Harden like Yelich is probably the best offensive weapon in baseball (beside Trout but he’s in AL) but is not incredible on D and is on a lesser team. Both are legit MVPs. In no way should Giannis or Bellinger be docked for playing on top team. That’s crazy because they are large reason for it. Like Harden, Yelich can’t overcome the top dawg on top team votes and defensive importance votes unless he is clear as day superior & more dominant offensively. Harden wasn’t able to convince enough voters to overlook he didn’t lead team to top seed & he was inferior defensively. Yelich has same hurdle. He doesn’t save a ton of runs defensively & he hasn’t led his team to be a top contender.

Where this reasoning is faulty though is in basketball 1 player has far more impact on a games outcome than in baseball.


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Posted: September 08, 2019, 7:17 PM Post
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At the end of the day someone is going to win NL MVP this year and 2-5 other guys will miss out on the award even though their seasons were good enough to be an MVP. There is no real separation here. Voters are probably going to favor guys who make the playoffs, guys who have crazy good final months and to be honest will probably dock Yelich a bit because he won it last year and some voters don't like giving it to repeats.


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Posted: September 08, 2019, 8:45 PM Post
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Think Bellinger, Yelich, Marte, Rendon are in a clear 4 man race.

All 4 have had great seasons and are by most measures the tier 1 offensive guys in NL. Media is in love with Bellinger & Yelich. Rightfully so and offensively Yelich is the best offensively in 19’ but those guys are right there. For whatever reason Rendon is always outstanding but gets little love and national attention. If you don’t look up the stats, you really don’t hear how great he has been. Marte is young and has made strides each year & took huge leap this year. Being on Dbacks he doesn’t get enough attention as well. If you give Acuna Jr either Rendon’s or Marte’s stats I think media & voters would fill up 1st place ballots. Voters have a bias to the bigger name guys.

My prediction as of today would be
1. Bellinger
2. Yelich
3. Rendon
4. Marte
5. Acuna
6. Soto
7. Arenado
8. Alonso
9. Donald
10. Story

In AL
1. Trout
2-10 doesn’t matter.... it’s Trout & only Trout (so happy Brewers got robbed by Former comp system & Brewers getting Arnett instead of Trout


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Posted: September 27, 2019, 2:06 PM Post

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it's looking very likely that christian yelich will win his second consecutive national league batting title.


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Posted: January 21, 2020, 3:29 PM Post
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Since we’ve been talking a lot about a Yelich extension, I thought it would be good to bump this thread.

This is an extension that I feel like would work for both sides.

7 year contract for $180 million that overrides his 3/$41.5 million remaining.

2020: $18 million
2021: $22 million
2022: $26 million
2023: $27 million
2024: $28 million
2025: $29 million
2026: $30 million

He turns his $41.5 million prior to free agency into $66 million, while also locking in an additional 4 years and $114 million. The Brewers lock him up long term, while still keeping 2 years of relatively cheap pay for his production and get a little bit of a discount on the overall value of the deal. This also only goes through his age 34 season, hopefully helping the Brewers avoid a big drop off in production on the back part of the deal.


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Posted: January 21, 2020, 3:36 PM Post
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Yelich is going to hit FA at a fantastic age primed for a mega deal. He is not going to take a deal that takes him to an awkward age 34. He won't get a huge deal then and he could really drop off by then. There is such little risk for Yelich at this point. He isn't risk free...but it isn't like he has chronic issues (like a Stanton for instance).

Either pay up or lose him. That is the likely situation.


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Posted: January 21, 2020, 3:39 PM Post
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RollieTime said:
Since we’ve been talking a lot about a Yelich extension, I thought it would be good to bump this thread.

This is an extension that I feel like would work for both sides.

7 year contract for $180 million that overrides his 3/$41.5 million remaining.

2020: $18 million
2021: $22 million
2022: $26 million
2023: $27 million
2024: $28 million
2025: $29 million
2026: $30 million

He turns his $41.5 million prior to free agency into $66 million, while also locking in an additional 4 years and $114 million. The Brewers lock him up long term, while still keeping 2 years of relatively cheap pay for his production and get a little bit of a discount on the overall value of the deal. This also only goes through his age 34 season, hopefully helping the Brewers avoid a big drop off in production on the back part of the deal.


The next contract has to be a career buyout. I'm thinking it would take $300 million but perhaps throwing a couple more years on your idea would make for a reasonable initial offer:

2027: $31 million
2028: $32 million
2029: $33 million

10/$275 million

In related news, the Brewers are not going to offer Yelich a contract.


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Posted: January 21, 2020, 3:44 PM Post
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I tend to agree, hard to imagine Yelich staying in Milwaukee if he continues to perform at 2019/2020 levels.


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Posted: January 21, 2020, 3:52 PM Post
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RollieTime said:
Since we’ve been talking a lot about a Yelich extension, I thought it would be good to bump this thread.

This is an extension that I feel like would work for both sides.

7 year contract for $180 million that overrides his 3/$41.5 million remaining.

2020: $18 million
2021: $22 million
2022: $26 million
2023: $27 million
2024: $28 million
2025: $29 million
2026: $30 million

He turns his $41.5 million prior to free agency into $66 million, while also locking in an additional 4 years and $114 million. The Brewers lock him up long term, while still keeping 2 years of relatively cheap pay for his production and get a little bit of a discount on the overall value of the deal. This also only goes through his age 34 season, hopefully helping the Brewers avoid a big drop off in production on the back part of the deal.

Putting my thoughts on the matter into this thread from the Nolan Arenado Transactions thread:

The only way a Yelich extension makes sense is for him to get new money in 2020, 2021 and 2022 and the only way it makes sense for the Brewers to extend is if it adds about 3 years to the end of the current deal. In other words, Yelich is currently signed for 3 years $41.5 million. If the Brewers were to offer a 3 year extension for say $150 million, but were able to spread that additional $150 million over the next six years instead of the last three, Yelich's contract would become 6 years $191.5 million. Yelich gets new money over the next three years and an annual salary on par with Harper, Machado, etc. The Brewers get Yelich for three additional years.


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Posted: January 21, 2020, 4:13 PM Post
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Sorry, he's as good as gone. Enjoy him while you can. Stearns aint paying top dollar for the backend of anyone's career.


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Posted: January 21, 2020, 4:43 PM Post
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owbc said:
RollieTime said:
Since we’ve been talking a lot about a Yelich extension, I thought it would be good to bump this thread.

This is an extension that I feel like would work for both sides.

7 year contract for $180 million that overrides his 3/$41.5 million remaining.

2020: $18 million
2021: $22 million
2022: $26 million
2023: $27 million
2024: $28 million
2025: $29 million
2026: $30 million

He turns his $41.5 million prior to free agency into $66 million, while also locking in an additional 4 years and $114 million. The Brewers lock him up long term, while still keeping 2 years of relatively cheap pay for his production and get a little bit of a discount on the overall value of the deal. This also only goes through his age 34 season, hopefully helping the Brewers avoid a big drop off in production on the back part of the deal.


The next contract has to be a career buyout. I'm thinking it would take $300 million but perhaps throwing a couple more years on your idea would make for a reasonable initial offer:

2027: $31 million
2028: $32 million
2029: $33 million

10/$275 million

In related news, the Brewers are not going to offer Yelich a contract.


My only argument is that you’re basically paying market value for him in your deal, which wouldn’t make much sense for the Brewers to even look at doing right now.

I don’t see any team that is going to give Yelich a deal through his age 40 season at all. He might even have an issue getting a 7 year deal in free agency at 31 and that’s if he maintains his remarkable run the last couple season. He’s also coming off a significant injury and might want to lock in almost $200 million and know where he will be long term. He has also had multiple back injuries.

If he wants to make more money now, he will need to give a discount to the Brewers. Him getting an additional $25 million or so the next 3 years that isn’t part of his contract, while adding another $114 million guaranteed or so isn’t too bad of a proposal. I don’t see it as a discount if he’s making $30+ million into his age 36 and 37 seasons in Milwaukee. That looks like paying market value and adding a ton of risk on the backend of the deal. I could maybe see an additional year in the deal I proposed to take him through his age 35 season. But anything beyond that just isn’t wise in my opinion at all. That would already be an 8 year deal as it sits today.


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Posted: January 21, 2020, 4:47 PM Post
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jerichoholicninja said:
Sorry, he's as good as gone. Enjoy him while you can. Stearns aint paying top dollar for the backend of anyone's career.


You're right, but if the Brewers have any advantage it's that they can pay him more right now by buying out the seasons he's already under contract. There's no chance at all of the Brewers signing him if he enters FA. There's maybe a 5% chance if they decide he's worth it and front-load it now, giving him huge raises in the next two seasons in exchange for him knowing he's making less than he would have had he gone into FA.

But I don't think he'll do that either. Maybe if for some reason he's in love with Milwaukee. I know he likes it, but I doubt he likes it more than he'd like a number of places.

The other thing to remember is that Yelich really isn't that young, and already took that hometown team bargain once. So he'll be going into FA at 30, not like he's 26. Anyone that signs him knows there's going to be a big drop off at the end of that deal. If it's the right team, they won't care.

So I agree that he's as good as gone. But that's the only sliver of a chance he stays.


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Posted: January 21, 2020, 4:56 PM Post
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It's premature to want to give him an extension post Knee Cap injury isn't it? how much value does he lose if he becomes an under 10 closer to 5 SB runner a season? What if his defense takes a turn for the worse with less speed or lack of ability sliding or even diving for a ball? How is his arm velocity with push off from his knees and legs making a throw? How does his lower body react while making a swing? I mean think about that. His throwing motion will be coming following through on his right leg. His batting stance and swing through rotate around his right knee and leg. Sliding in to a base is that with his right leg going in to the bag? Does he push off the right leg first as he goes to steal a base? Wouldn't it just fit the Brewers luck that he returns a forever worse player?

I mentioned somewhere before, I think for Yelich his extension with Miami fit perfectly for him to go to FA for a contract that finishes off his career. He should test the FA market unless my concerns noted above become a truth and he's just a 2-3WAR player vs where he reached these last 2 seasons.


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Posted: January 21, 2020, 5:11 PM Post
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jerichoholicninja said:
Sorry, he's as good as gone. Enjoy him while you can. Stearns aint paying top dollar for the backend of anyone's career.


I 100% agree with this. No way Stearns pays what it would take to keep Yelich.

He is in his prime now and by 2023 will be in his declining years.

Assuming he keeps up production he will be traded to replenish the farm after 2021 or during 2022.

We are very much in the middle of a "Yelich window," which is why I am less than thrilled with the possible shrinking payroll.


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Posted: January 22, 2020, 12:11 AM Post
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His last extension acquired the money he needed to be set for life.
The only reason to sign a new contract is for top or near top dollar on the FA market.

You don't do 2 sweetheart extensions after the 1st one cost you a lot of money in the long run.

Guys going to get paid insanely well. Congrats to him for that, he deserves it. The pieces that were traded for him are very unlikely to amount to the value 5 years of him was worth. That's over the entire life of their controlled MLB careers, combined.


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Posted: January 22, 2020, 1:33 AM Post
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TJseven7 said:
The pieces that were traded for him are very unlikely to amount to the value 5 years of him was worth. That's over the entire life of their controlled MLB careers, combined.


There is even a decent possibility that the pieces we get after trading him in a couple of years amount to more than the pieces we traded for him. That is how buying low and selling high works, and that is how a market like Milwaukee will win a World Series. Milwaukee will not win a WS by continually signing 31+ yr olds at "highest bidder" prices (and especially highest bidder years).


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Posted: January 22, 2020, 12:48 PM Post
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Oxy said:
TJseven7 said:
The pieces that were traded for him are very unlikely to amount to the value 5 years of him was worth. That's over the entire life of their controlled MLB careers, combined.


There is even a decent possibility that the pieces we get after trading him in a couple of years amount to more than the pieces we traded for him. That is how buying low and selling high works, and that is how a market like Milwaukee will win a World Series. Milwaukee will not win a WS by continually signing 31+ yr olds at "highest bidder" prices (and especially highest bidder years).


Excellent post. If his production stays at or near his current level, you have to think a full or half year of Yelich brings back a nice haul. Back in 2012, a half year of Greinke brought back Segura and two lottery tickets. I would think a half year of Yelich nets at least that return.


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Posted: January 22, 2020, 1:29 PM Post
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Oxy said:
TJseven7 said:
The pieces that were traded for him are very unlikely to amount to the value 5 years of him was worth. That's over the entire life of their controlled MLB careers, combined.


There is even a decent possibility that the pieces we get after trading him in a couple of years amount to more than the pieces we traded for him.


Well I should hope so, because the pieces we traded for him haven't amounted to much, and he's worth much more now than when we acquired him from the Marlins.


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