The Brewers confirmed no inclination to commerce ace Corbin Burnes this winter. However after upsetting the right-hander by way of the arbitration course of (in a case that regarded like a slam-dunk loser for them, however turned out to be a surprising, nonsensical winner), one has to wonder if they’ve long-term plans for him.
The Brewers have been hit more durable than most groups by the pandemic, since they’ve concerning the worst TV contract and depend on gate receipts. However it appears exhausting to think about they’d danger upsetting their greatest pitcher, as they apparently have, in the event that they have been planning an extension.
Arbitration is a bitter course of, and Burnes’ case is Exhibit A. It makes little sense he misplaced since he deserved the very same $455,000 increase Shane Bieber bought after a mainly similar season (each have been seventh in Cy Younger voting), which might have put him over the midpoint between $10.01 million he bought and the $10.75M he sought. And it makes even much less sense the Brewers put saving a number of hundred grand over their ace pitcher.
“There’s no denying that the connection is unquestionably harm from what transpired,” Burnes informed Brewers writers in Arizona. “You study your true worth within the group.”
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Bryan Reynolds informed writers in Pirates camp he’s nonetheless open to speaking a few contract, and the Pirates are anticipated to strive once more this spring. The Pirates provided about $76M over six years (with no membership choices), as was reported right here. However his aspect cited Matt Olson ($168M) as a comparability, absolutely wanting 9 figures. The Pirates talked to groups about trades after Reynolds requested one, however a lot want to increase him.