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Brian Dozier, Twins Agree to a Safe Contract

On the heels of contract extensions for Christian Yelich and Adam Eaton, Brian Dozier and the Minnesota Twins got in on the action, agreeing to a four-year deal worth $20 million. Brian Dozier is one year further along in his career and one year closer to arbitration than Yelich and Eaton. Looking strictly at the […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich signs 7-year extension

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich has signed a seven-year contract extension said to worth $49.5 million. The Marlins have a club option for an eighth year with the 2010 first-round draft pick. They have now locked up two-thirds of their outfield through 2021. Giancarlo Stanton signed a 13-year deal worth $325 million in November. The 23-year-old Yelich...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins, Christian Yelich agree on 7-year, $49.6M deal

  The Marlins have made another long-term investment in their young, talented outfield. Left fielder Christian Yelich agreed to a seven-year contract worth about $49.6 million, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday. The person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it hadn't been announced. Yelich is expected to sign the agreement...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Perfectly Reasonable Christian Yelich Extension

Not every contract extension is a winner for both sides. Sometimes teams guarantee too much money without getting many prime seasons. Sometimes players give away too many free agent years. In Christian Yelich’s 7-year, $51 million contract — with a team option for an eighth year — the Marlins have secured Yelich’s services through his […]
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Marlins sign Christian Yelich to huge contract extension

The Miami Marlins have locked up a second young outfielder on a long-term deal. Just a few months after signing Giancarlo Stanton to a 13-year, $325 million contract, the Marlins have agreed to yet another lucrative deal with a player that figures into the team’s future. Christian Yelich, 23, signed a seven-year, $49.5 million contract that will take him through the 2022 season...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Sign Christian Yelich To 7-Year, $49.7 Million Extension

According to reports by Yahoo and Fox Sports, the Miami Marlins agreed to terms Wednesday with outfielder Christian Yelich on a seven-year deal that will pay him a guaranteed $49.75 million dollars. The deal includes an option for an eighth year valued at $15 million with a $1.25 million buyout, and carries an average annual salary of just over $7 million through the 2022 season...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

It’ll be like watching the game on a big TV while you’re at the game!

Tonight, in between watching Cubs Twitter own Darren Rovell and the Christian Yelich extension (which Kris Bryant likely won’t do for the Chicago Cubs so he’ll have to work on stuff in Iowa), we saw a few items that demonstrated how truly large the Wrigley Field video replay board in left field is going to be…   1st Look: The #WrigleyField LF Videoboard. There’s enough...
Via World Series Dreaming
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins, Christian Yelich Agree to 7-Year Contract Extension

According to Mike Lowell of MLB Network, the Miami Marlins and outfielder Christian Yelich have finalized a seven-year $40 million contract. Yelich was the Marlins first round pick in 2010, and made his debut in 2013 playing in 62 games. He will be eligible for free agency after his age 28 season. Last season, the 21-year-old played in 144 games, hitting .284 to go along with nine...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins will be flying 1st class this season in new plane

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) At 23, Miami Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich is young enough to appreciate the team's roomy new plane, because he remembers all too well riding in cramped minor-league buses. The longest trip was 14 hours, between Jacksonville, Florida, and Jackson, Tennessee. His team would leave at 8 a.m. and arrive after dark. ''It was nothing worse than for probably...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #99: Christian Yelich | OF | MIA

Yelich is one of the youngest players in the major leagues at just 23, but since the Marlins drafted him in the first round of the 2010 Amateur Draft he’s done nothing but impress. Even during his first taste of the major leagues in 2013 he put that pretty left-handed swing to work and exceeded expectations. Over just 62 games, he posted a .288 batting average, 34 R, 4 HR, 16...
Via Baseball Professor
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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