Sometimes, you get tipped off a little bit early. In regards to the Milwaukee Brewers and their extension talks with Christian Yelich, we knew they were working on a multi-year extension weeks ago with the superstar outfielder.

On Tuesday afternoon, official reports broke from Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic MLB.

From behind the paywall article of The Athletic and Kenny:

The Brewers are close to agreement with Yelich on a new nine-year contract in the $215 million range, major-league sources told The Athletic on Tuesday. The deal is expected to be announced Friday at the team’s spring-training facility in Maryvale, Az.

Yelich, 28, currently is owed $12.5 million this season and $14 million next season with a $15 million club option. His new deal will eliminate the club option, and add seven years, bringing the total value to the $215 million range, sources said.

Some of the money will be deferred, and the average annual value for those seven years would be in the $27 million range, still below-market value for a player of Yelich’s caliber. Angels center fielder Mike Trout currently is baseball’s highest-paid position player at $35.541 million per season. Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon is next at $35 million.

As I said, sometimes you just get lucky.

Hat tip to ‘The Army’ as I like to call them who tipped us off early on this.

On a grander scale, it’s a nice deal for the Brewers. This is the largest extension in team history, and it’s well deserved. Yelich deserves a permanent home in Milwaukee, where he’s nearly won back-to-back MVP awards and become one of the best all-around offensive players in the game of baseball.

The goal is to have someone with some Brewers-based talk on the show sometime in the near future. While they may not have the best roster from 1 to 26 in the big leagues, they will have Yelich until 2028 at least. And that’s good for the sport.