Well, it looks like fans can now fully voice their opinions.
Tom Haudricourt paints a slightly less vague picture of Braden Looper’s impending agreement with Milwaukee in his blog. It’s reportedly a 1-year/$4.75M deal with a mutual option for 2010. Haudricourt indicates Looper can opt to return to free agency after 2009, but if Milwaukee declines the 2010 option and Looper accepts, he’ll be bought out for a “much lesser number” [sic].
No specifics were given on how much Looper would make in 2010, or whether any additional incentives exist in the contract.
All in all, this looks like a pretty good deal to me - better than expected, even.