Tom Haudricourt blogs about how Bill Hall and Jeff Suppan's contracts have put the Brewers in a financially strapped position, leaving them little or no money to improve the team. This is true. However Ryan Braun's contract is really helping the team right now. They are getting $15 million/year production out of a player who will earn a tenth of what Jeff Suppan will in 2010. That's how baseball is. You can look at any team and find the worst two or three contract situations and talk about the burden that creates, but every team carries that same burden.