The Milwaukee Brewers declined a mutual option on the contract of former National League Most Valuable Player Ryan Braun on Thursday, potentially putting an end to his career. Instead of paying Braun's scheduled $15 million salary in 2021, the Brewers bought out the deal for a $4 million. Braun, who turns 37 next month, has enjoyed a decorated tenure, winning NL Rookie of the Year in 2007, NL MVP in 2011 and earning six trips to the All-Star Game.
Now that the World Series is over, the Brewers have less than a week to make decisions on the team options they hold on players for next season. This week we’ll take a look at those options and give you a poll on whether those options should be accepted or declined. Team Option: $4.5 million Buyout: $1 million Of all the one-year-plus-an-option players David Stearns signed in the last offseason, it certainly feels like Jedd Gyorko was really the only one to work out as expected.
The Milwaukee Brewers made their third-straight playoff appearance in 2020. Surely, the season must be a success, right? Well, it’s hard to say.