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Report: Brewers’ Christian Yelich to become one of MLB’s Highest-Paid Players

Ah yes, the former Marlin.

If the reports are true, Christian Yelich is about to become a very happy man.

The outfielder is close to signing a new deal with the Milwaukee Brewers that will make him one of the highest-paid players in baseball, sources say.

Fox Sports reports the nine-year deal will be worth $215 million, or $27 million per year.

While the deal would place Yelich among MLB’s top earners, it would still fall short of the salary earned by Angels outfielder Mike Trout.

He pulls down $35.5 million per season.

Have players’ salaries become ridiculously bloated? Would baseball attract more fans if teams lowered salaries so they could lower ticket prices?