Chipper Jones has said all along that he desires to retire as a Brave. Now that's closer to becoming a reality.
Chipper Jones agreed to a three-year contract extension with an option for a fourth year on Tuesday.
Cot's Baseball Contracts lists the breakdown of Chipper's payment plan:
2009: $11 million vested option
2010-12: $13 million + $3 million signing bonus + $750K for 135-140 games played
2013: $7 million club option.
* 2013 option increases to $9 million w/123 games in 2012, or average of 127 games in 2011-12.
* 2013 option increases $1 million for each 128, 133, 138, 140 games in 2012, or
averages of 132, 137, 138, 140 games in 2011-12
After looking at this contract, I think it's very sensible. I'm glad that Jones got this out the way so that he can concentrate on the season. At the same time, I hope this doesn't hinder the budget in any way.
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