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Mar 212010

The headline says it all. On the heels of Twins closer Joe Nathan announcing he’s going to need Tommy John surgery, the Twins and Joe Mauer have agreed to a 8 year deal worth 184 mil. Here’s the story via MLBTR:

4:47pm: The Twins have reached agreement with Joe Mauer on an eight-year, $184MM extension.  The agreement was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter) while the Twins disclosed the contract’s terms – including its full no-trade clause – via press release.  The contract will cover the soon-to-be 27-year-old from 2011 through the 2018 campaign.

Rosenthal also tweets that the deal, which averages out to $23MM per year, is the fourth largest in MLB history.  The pact is topped only by Alex Rodriguez‘s $275MM contract with the Yankees, Rodriguez’s $252MM contract with Texas, and Derek Jeter‘s $189MM deal.

Yankee fans who were planning on acquiring him to replace Jorge Posada will have to look elsewhere.

5 Responses to “Joe Mauer signs extension”

  1. Good for Minny! Better for Mauer. I am genuinely intrigued as to whether Mauer can replicate last year’s power breakout. Mauer never even hit 20 homers before last season. A .360 average doesn’t merit $180 MM, however, an OPS of a Pujols-esque 1.00 definitely does.  (Quote)

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    Steve S. Reply:

    I think most people feel the same way. This is good for Baseball, and good for the Twins who are a terrific organization.  (Quote)

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  2. That sigh of relief you heard was Cashman’s….  (Quote)

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  3. great for mauer, and twins… happy for yanks, now we can focus on montero , romine.  (Quote)

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