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Chris Young gets himself a contract through 2011

Chris Young is locked up like so many clinical giants before him.  In ancient times giants were thought of as mutants or freaks and put in chains to protect "normal" people from their hideousness...

Oh never mind, he's locked up with a contract extension. Good for you Chris -- no really you're normal -- you look fine dude -- you don't have to feel awkward about your height... anyway.  

Here's how the deal breaks down:

Young, who was scheduled to make $600,000 this season, will receive a boost to $750,000 for 2007 plus a $500,000 signing bonus. He will make $2.5 million in 2008, $4.5 million in 2009 and $6.25 million in 2010.

2011 really sounds like the future but it's only 4 short years away.  This is a good move made by Towers and company.  This will leave Young floating in the breeze when the Mayan calendar runs out in 2012 and the world ends.  I'm sure times will be tight with the coming apocalypse and it'll be nice to have guys like CY off of our payroll.

With Peavy, Adrian and Chris Young locked up, we've got a really nice core to our team for a long time.  All solid players, consistent and ruggedly good looking.  Padres fans should be very pleased about recent developments.