an excellent signing by the brewers imo. as was said, he would have made a fortune more if he got to fa.
i also like the indians deal on re-signing hafner.
Latest News Apr. 13, 2005 - 3:53 pm et
Indians signed first baseman-designated hitter Travis Hafner to a three-year, $7 million contract with a club option for 2008.
Hafner gets $500,000 this season (a $122,600 raise), $2.5 million next year and $3.75 million in 2007. Cleveland has a $4.75 million option for 2008 with a $250,000 buyout. This is another very good signing for GM Mark Shapiro. Hafner should have easily eclipsed $6.25 million in arbitration in 2006 and '07. Also, the Indians will control Hafner's rights for 2008 whether they exercise the option or not.