Twins Sign Joe Mauer to Ten-Year Deal

Feb 1, 2010

The Twins have done it again. Once upon a time they were able to keep Kirby Puckett from entertaining thoughts of playing for a big market team. They struck gold again by keeping their hometown hero Joe Mauer for a decade (click to see WCCO’s article).

The terms were not released, but it can be assumed that it’s a hefty sum, but significantly lower than an offer he could have got from the Red Sox or Yankees had he tested the free agent market.

This is a great day for Twins fans. It remains to be seen if they can put enough talent around him to challenge for a title. However, the Twins can breathe a sigh of relief that they are opening their new stadium with their most important building block in place.

***It appears WCCO was premature in announcing the news. I imagine a deal is in the works though***

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Dan
    February 1st, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    Finally a sports figure who isnt all about making loads and loads of money . What a refreshing change.

  2. LestersLegends
    February 1st, 2010 at 4:17 pm #

    no doubt.

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