Ryan Braun enjoying Brewers' hot start, says he 'absolutely' wants to retire with Milwaukee

Lance Allan spoke with the Brewers slugger 1-on-1
Posted at 8:33 PM, May 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-24 12:56:08-04

The Milwaukee Brewers have been off to a hot start to the 2017 season, and their star outfielder Ryan Braun can’t wipe the smile from his face.

“I think this is as much as I've enjoyed any season through the first six or seven weeks,” he said.

There have been trade rumors swirling around Braun for some time. He has the ability to veto any trade, but questions still remain about his long term future with the Brewers.

“You try not to focus on it too much, so much of that was out of my control,” he said.

When asked if Braun wants to retire a Brewer, the slugger replied "yeah, absolutely."

"Obviously I've had a couple of instances recently where it's been close to not happening, but as of now I think we're a lot better than anyone thought we would be to this point," he said.

Braun is also fresh off the disabled list, and he isn’t sure how many more seasons he has left.

“I don't think I'm going to play for too long,” he said. “...Our bodies are similar to cars, the more mileage you have on a car, the more maintenance there is, the more important those oil changes become.”

Despite his setbacks, he is still enjoying himself as a leader in the clubhouse.

“Life is good, I have no complaints,” he said. “Life doesn't get much better than this.”

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