March 21, 2010

Mauer Stays

News Item: Twins sign Joe Mauer to eight-year extension

I asked six or eight months ago which would happen first, Mauer's contract, or passage of health care. Turns out it came down to the exact same day, albeit many months later than was preferable.

You can't disagree with this; Mauer is a once-in-a-lifetime player, and a local guy to boot, and they really had no choice but to keep him. Still, I never thought I'd see the day that the Twins signed someone to a $180 million contract.

So sorry Yankees fans- there's one player in baseball who you CAN'T have.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 21, 2010 09:49 PM
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