This morning, the defending World Series champs announced that they had reached a massive contract extension with their Rookie of the Year candidate.
The two sides agreed upon a six-year deal worth $75 million that will last the young right-hander through at least 2028.
Strider will make $1 million per season in 2023 and 2024, $4 million in 2025, $20 million in 2026, and $22 million per year in 2027 and 2028.
The deal also includes a $22 million club option for 2029 with a $5 million buyout.
If the option for 2029 is exercised, it will bring the deal up to seven years and make it worth $92 million in total.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) October 10, 2022
Braves Lock Up Strider
Once again, here are the Braves locking up their young core for the future.
This means that the Braves’ core is going to be intact for years to come, which should bring several years of success and winning.
Strider will be a huge part of that.
The right-hander has been out with an oblique issue, but is expected to pitch in the NLDS against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Strider went 11-5 with a 2.67 ERA in 31 starts this year, one of which included 12 strikeouts against the St. Louis Cardinals.
There’s a lot to be excited about if you’re a fan of the Braves.
Sustained winning shouldn’t be a problem with many of their stars signed long term.
The Braves open up the NLDS tomorrow against the Phillies.
Strider will be a part of this team for years to come.
Now, everybody will wait and see if he can pitch in the NLDS.