When it comes to a player you might be thinking about for the future, chances are it’s a young guy who has impressed the front office. In this case, shortstop Jean Segura might just be that guy for the Milwaukee Brewers.
The question for this week was, “Do you think the Brewers should extend Jean Segura? Why or why not?”
“Yes. He’s really good. Not re-signing him would be a direct slap in the face to your fans. If you don’t lock him up now, our chances of getting him after a 2nd straight All-Star season decrease by about 80%. Do it now, or don’t and we can bring back Yuni B for the 2016 season…”
“As always, it depends on the money. I think they should absolutely try, and someyhing near what Andrelton Simmons got is a reasonable benchmark. A bonus for the Brewers will have to be getting FA years on the end, and it’d be even better (though unlikely) that they could get an option or two involved.”
“The Brewers should definitely extend Jean Segura, it is vital for the club to hold on to young talent. Segura has a lot of upside and the potential to produce All-Star calibre numbers on a regular basis. In terms of a dollar value, the obvious comparison is Andrelton Simmons of the Braves, who recently signed a 7-year, $58 million deal. Simmons, like Segura was arbitration eligible in 2016. However, Segura batted .294 last season, compared to Simmons .248. I would suggest that Segura will command a slightly larger contract, I’d guess 7 years, $65 million with an option for 2022. A good deal in my opinion!”
“Extending Segura is pretty much the number one thing the Brewers have to be crafting behind closed doors at the moment. Like it was mentioned before, what Simmons from the Braves received is probably similar to what Segura may be getting as an extension. That said, a second All-Star season could boost that monetary value between $75-$100 million easily, for maybe six to seven years. Regardless, it depends on how he does in 2014, but I think Segura has by and far earned an extension.”
That’s what we had to say about extending Segura, how about you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.