There was speculation that the Milwaukee Brewers could move star outfielder Ryan Braun, who begins a five-year $105 million extension this year after signing the deal in 2011, but according to MLB Insider Jon Heyman, there isn’t much trade talk regarding Braun as of now:
Not much trade action on Ryan braun to this point. Brewers tried more w/lucroy, others (prob figuring limited market for RB)
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 21, 2016
After a dismal 2014 and a slow start to his 2015, Braun finished with a slash line of .285/.356/.498 with 25 home runs, 84 runs batted in, and 24 stolen bases over 140 games for the Brewers last year. Braun made the all-star game for the first time since 2012, and was 7th in the National League in steals.
Of course, if Braun puts together a solid 2016, or a solid first half of the season the Brewers could consider it more, but regardless of what happens I don’t see Braun being traded from the Brewers in the next five years.
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