Twins Sign Joe Mauer to Ten-Year Deal
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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