Re: Joe Mauer is Jack Bauer
That was a fun draft year. Mark Prior, Dewon Brazelton, and Mark Teixeira were all realistic possibilities at #1 for the Twins (can't remember if Gavin Floyd was or not...), but the Twins absolutely refused to pick them because of their contract demands. Heck, when the Twins took Mauer, he hadn't even agreed to a deal at that point. It was unclear if they were even going to sign him!
Happily for them, it turned out quite well.