Mauer signs 8 year deal

Published: Mar 21, 2010 5:13 PM

After a long offseason of negotiations, and a couple early spring false alarms, the Twins and Joe Mauer have finally agreed to an 8 year $184 million deal.

Both in terms of per year and overall value, Mauer's deal cracks the top 5 of baseball's richest contracts. It was a deal that the Twins, from a PR standpoing, needed to get done prior to the opening of Target Field.

Mauer probably could've earned a little more by holding out and entering free agency, but it doesn't seem the Twins got too much of a hometown discount. The deal also includes a full no-trade clause. He will earn exactly $23 million each year from 2011 to 2018. Mauer will be a Twin at least until he his 35 years old.


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Matt Futterman's Gravatar Matt Futterman
Mar 25, 2010 05:26:52 PM

I am a sportswriter with the Wall Street Journal searching for a fan who was at the April 9, 2009 game against the Mariners, a 2-0 loss. If you were there or know someone who was can you contact me at

Kris's Gravatar Kris
Mar 27, 2010 10:26:49 AM

I've read the recap for that game and perused the box score, and I can't figure out what could possibly have been newsworthy about that game--especially a year after the fact.

Sam Jackson's Gravatar Sam Jackson
Apr 6, 2010 10:55:12 AM

Ever think that maybe there was something interesting about the game outside of the statistics numb nuts?

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