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The Brewers give Corey Hart a three-year extension

Aug 2, 2010, 10:06 AM EDT

UPDATE: Buster tweets that Hart’s extension is for $26.5 million over three years.

9:30 A.M.: The subject of trade rumors for weeks, Corey Hart remained a Brewer after Saturday’s deadline hit.  And he’ll remain a Brewer for some time into the future as well, given that Milwaukee just announced that Hart has agreed to a three-year extension
through the 2013 season.

According to Tom Haudricourt, the deal buys out the final year of
Hart’s arbitration eligibility in 2011 as well as
his first two years of free agency.

No financial terms were released but Haudricourt suspects that the deal is worth close
to $25 million based on what he’s making now and what he could expect to get in arbitration.

Hart is hitting .288/.346/.565 this season. If he holds up over the next two months it will certainly be his best season in the majors, but it’s not like this is so far removed from his past performance that we can’t expect him to be productive over the next three seasons and, more or less, worth his contract.

  1. MuskyHunter2542 - Aug 2, 2010 at 10:03 AM

    WAAAYYYY out of left field on this one!!!
    Gotta love it though for Brewers fans

  2. JBerardi - Aug 2, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    I don’t love it for Brewers fans at all. This dude is about to turn back into a pumpkin.

  3. bbeer - Aug 2, 2010 at 4:40 PM

    I don’t love it either. I was preying to get rid of him because of his past tendencies to uh, well, suck. Now I have to cheer for him to keep not sucking for the next 3 years.
    I do get sick of cheering for the team to not suck rather than cheering for them to be good.

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