Braun had the following to say upon the announcement of the extension:
“I want to thank the entire Milwaukee Brewers organization, specifically Mark Attanasio and his entire ownership group, Doug Melvin and Gord Ash for making this possible.
I have truly enjoyed the time I have spent in Milwaukee, and look forward to spending the next 10 years here. I believe in the direction of this organization and its commitment to winning moving forward. I consider it an honor and privilege to be a part of this organization for the next 10 years.
Thank you to the Milwaukee Brewers for believing in me and making this happen.”
Braun is off to a fantastic start in 2011, having reached base safely in all 18 of the team's games. The numbers he's been able to produce since his arrival in the league have been very impressive as well.
CATEGORY NUMBER RANK
Hits 734 2nd
Runs 414 2nd
Total Bases 1,325 2nd
Extra-Base Hits 304 2nd
RBI 432 6th
Home Runs 133 T-8th
This is a true "cornerstone" player, one that the Brewers will have in their organization for the next decade.
In so much as Robin Yount in my favorite player of all time, The Kid should enjoy the multitude of franchise offensive records that he holds for as long as he can...because the clock is officially ticking much louder than before.
Congratulations to Ryan Braun, Doug Melvin, Mark Attanasio...and to us!