Monday, March 22, 2010

Joe Mauer officially a Minnesota Twins Player until 2018... insert sigh of relief here

A collective sigh of relief was let out yesterday when the Minnesota Twins and Joe Mauer announced that the hometown golden boy from Cretin would be staying in the Twin Cities until 2018. The MN Twins and Joe Mauer came to an 8 year, $184 million contract extension.

"It's the fourth-largest contract -- both in total value and annual salary ($23 million) -- in Major League history" Local Twins Fans and Critics are saying it is one of the best things that could have happened to the Minnesota Twins. With Joe Mauer a part of the Twins Line up until 2018, the Minnesota Twins may have the "star power" necessary to pull in some other big names. Players respect Joe and want to be on his team...

With the added revenue from advanced Twins Target Field Tickets, it seems like the Twins have this years pay increase covered... it will be interesting to see what the Minnesota Twins do to insure they have what it takes to pay Mauer what they have promised him, especially considered it is rumored Mauer's contract alone could be as much as 25% of the Twins Salary Budget.

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