Originally posted on Brewers Bar  |  Last updated 3/26/12
From Greinke to Marcum to Axford to Roenicke, there has been a lot of speculation about contract extensions this Spring, and it looks like the Brewers have their first deal done. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy was scratched from the lineup today, and word got out quickly that his representatives and the Brewers were close to a contract extension that would likely be announced by the end of the day. Tonight, Ken Rosenthal came out with the details, reporting that Lucroy and the Brewers had agreed to a 5 year deal for at least $11 million. Lucroy has a little over one year of service time to date (he may end up being a Super Two this Winter, which could push the value of his deal over $11 million), so the deal won't go into his free-agent years.  Lucroy has been the Brewers' everyday catcher since late May 2010, and has more or less been an average hitter at the position and a slightly below-average hitter overall: Compare his 2011 line (.265/.313/.391) to the average catcher (.245/.314/.3...
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