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Great News! Mauer Signs.

The Twins have agreed to terms with starting catcher Joe Mauer. The deal is reportedly 8 years, $184 million with a full no trade clause.   A press conference is scheduled for Monday night at the Twins complex in Ft. Myers. This is great news people.  The average annual value is $23 million, a hair more than Texiera is making in New York.  If there was a hometown discount, there wasn’t much of one.  I would imagine he would be getting $25ish from the New York/Boston team. 8 years is a long time, but it will cover Mauer’s age 28-35 seasons which are his prime years.

What does everyone else think?  We will break it down further once more details come out at the press conference tomorrow.


8 Comments so far

  1. sirsean March 21st, 2010 4:11 pm

    Well, there are a lot of post-peak years in there, but that’s just part of the deal when you sign a deal like this.

    According to JoeC, it’s $23M each year (not backloaded).

    Rosenthal points out that this is the 4th largest contract in MLB history behind ARod, Arod, and Jeter.

  2. FunBobby March 21st, 2010 4:13 pm

    and its important to point out that this is an extension, he will start making 23 mil in 2011. He is still under is old 4 year/33 million dollar contract for 2010.

  3. sirsean March 21st, 2010 4:16 pm


  4. FunBobby March 21st, 2010 4:22 pm

    another interesting point is that the Twins broke this story themselves. They sent an email out to the media outlets. Good work controlling the new, Twins.

  5. sirsean March 21st, 2010 4:58 pm

    It really was impressive how little leaked out. Everyone was tripping over themselves to “report” on the ongoing negotiations, but at every step the actual facts that anyone knew about never changed from “the talks seem to continuing, they haven’t stalled, HOLY CRAP SHAPIRO IS ON AN AIRPLANE, okay I still think it’s going to happen, we don’t know anything, repeat.”

  6. Ragstoriches March 22nd, 2010 7:55 am

    Boy, they’ve really set a precedence here for Punto’s next contract. Can they really have 2 guys on the team at $20 mil/yr plus?

  7. festivus March 22nd, 2010 9:56 pm

    “Boy, they’ve really set a precedence here for Punto’s next contract. Can they really have 2 guys on the team at $20 mil/yr plus?”

    Good stuff!

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