There's this guy over at CBSsports.com, stub00. He's never been wrong about a signing since I've posted over there, and he says he's got a friend inside the front office. For example, 3 days before Braun signed his contract, he posted that Ryan would be locked up to a 5 or 6 year deal soon. He posted that Wolf would be signed for 3/29, a week before he was signed. And now, he has this:
I have in front of me the Brewers official offer to Fielder.
It is a 7 year deal w/ a club option for the 7th year, but that option vests if Fielder finishes in top 10 of MVP voting.
Total guaranteed is $109 mil
if they pick up 7th year or if it vests then the total guaranteed is $128 mil.
Has full no trade clause and a hotel suite on the road.
There are a bunch of incentive built in for all-star, gold glove, mvp, etc.
which range from 50k to 150k
Prince might want to accept this because of the season continues the way it has, he won't get this kind of money on the free agent market, but I could be wrong.
I wonder how Braun will feel if Prince accepts offer.
Hopefully, it doesn't get done and they trade him. Of course there's the possibility that this ISN'T the actual offer, but my past skepticism has ALWAYS been beaten down with this guy--he's always right (The Wolf numbers were a bit off, but not far enough that I'd use it as proof he's wrong on anything).