Is he still available to trade for?
looks like the twins got a little discount from mauer, but i still think it's a bad idea for a small market team to commit so much to one player.
Wow. Never did I consider an 8 year deal. That is a TON of guaranteed money.
That being said, he's only 27, and being in the AL he can easily move to DH if his back startes to give him trouble before age 35.
Great deal though, they never should have even been a hint of a trade possibility. Hometown kid, had to be done.
I think that in a year or two, one of these guys - Frazier, Dorn, Valaika, Cumberland, Stubbs - will be ready to replace Dunn. They won't hit as many home runs as Dunn, but they should have similar OPS. - 757690, July 22, 2008
Alonso will be playing 1B for the REDS and batting 4th one year from today. - Kingspoint, July 9, 2009
Well played Mauer.
However he may be worth his contract simply in ticket sales, memorabilia, clothing, etc. he generates from being a hometown here. Hopefully the deal works out well for them. It's good to see a stud player sticking with his hometown team for a bit of a discount.
If you can't already tell, the Twins are my favorite AL team.
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