The Atlanta Braves announced they agreed to terms with rookie sensation Spencer Strider on a 6-year deal worth $75 million on Monday morning.
Strider is now under contract with the Braves through the 2028 season including a $22 million option with a $5 million buyout for 2029.
Strider would have been eligible for free agency after the 2027 season. So, this basically buys out two years of his free agency.
Strider will make $1 million in each of the next two seasons and $4 million in 2025. His salary will jump to $20 million in ’26 and then rise to $22 million for both of the next two seasons. If his option is exercised, the deal will be worth $92 million over seven years.
Strider seems super excited to remain a part of this Braves team and why wouldn’t he be?
The Braves have locked up some very talented players for the next decade to come.
Strider’s comments on not feeling pressure are absolutely accurate. You can tell pressure doesn’t affect him in the slightest. He simply comes out and does his job to the best of his ability.
Why sign him so soon? Strider pitched his tail off in 2022 with a 2.67 ERA including 202 strikeouts over 31 appearances. His 200 strikeouts are also the most strikeouts by a Braves rookie in the Modern Era.
In other news, Strider was officially added to the NLDS roster on Tuesday morning and that is exciting news for many Braves fans.
Whether Strider will be used out of the bullpen or as a starter remains to be seen since he last threw off a mound on September 18th.
I, for one, am extremely happy to know we have Spencer Strider on our side for a few more seasons. His future is very bright.
He looks to continue his success as the Atlanta Braves begin their 2022 playoff campaign in Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon.
Get ready Braves fans! It’s going to be a wild ride.