Sunday, March 21, 2010
It is FINALLY done!!
I think I missed the story by a couple of hours, but ESPN (among other outlets) is reporting that Joe Mauer has struck a deal with the Twins that will keep him a Twin through the 2018 season. The deal is HUGE, reportedly worth 8-years and $184M dollars, BY FAR the largest contract that Twins have ever given out and, actually, 4th largest in Major League Baseball history.
I've talked about this issue numerous times on this blog, my feelings on the Mauer situation have been pretty well laid out. I just have to say, as a fan, "Thank You" to the Twins organization for giving us fans hope and for making a solid, but in some ways risky, investment. I am excited about not only this upcoming season, but I have reason to be hopeful for years to come with Mauer, Morneau, D-Span, Blackburn, etc all locked up for a few years more.
I think all of us Twins fans can breathe a huge sigh of relief now...oh, and also we can go back to trusting the likes of Mark Rosen and Joe Christensen again.