Any time we see "Ryan Braun" trending on Twitter, we need to take a second look, especially when itâ€™s November and heâ€™s coming off back surgery.
Obviously â€“ as Braun would say â€“ itâ€™s because heâ€™s in Milwaukee to take donations for the Hunger Task Force. Right?
Obviously â€“ as Braun would say twice by now â€“ the Brewers are in major rebuilding mode, but no real credible sources have any credible information to share about when, where and why Milwaukee might send him (San Francisco and Cleveland have been mentioned, but not by anyone with inside knowledge). Just because some guy tweets it doesn't make it real.
And it looks like we weren't the only ones wondering what's up:
OMG I saw Ryan Braun trending and FEARED THE WORST #BREWERSâ€” MIKE KRAMER (@BlexClex) November 25, 2015
After all, check these numbers out. This is his salary over the next five seasons:
- 2016: $19 million
- 2017: $19 million
- 2018: $19 million
- 2019: $18 million
- 2020: $16 million
That's a lot for a team that has dumped most of its "aging," high-priced talent.
Also, Braun is coming off a surgery that I, myself, had in 2011. He had a microdiscetomy to repair a herniated disc. Doctors told both of us it was a chip shot, but my body is still not the same. Granted, Iâ€™m not an elite athlete like Braun, but I certainly didnâ€™t find it to be the minor procedure I expected. I will be personally surprised if Braun ever puts up number like he did before 2011.
Or maybe he's just spreading some Thanksgiving cheer.
Ryan Braun just wished me a happy thanksgiving oh my godâ€” Abby (@abby_LFC) November 25, 2015
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