For the Minnesota Twins to keep Joe Mauer, he'll have to accept...

A hometown hero with unlimited earning potential. A small-market team trying to sign him to a long-term deal. Full Story
First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Bobby B

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Feb 4, 2010
Whoever says Joe isn't about money has no idea. The Man's a businessman he owns a car dealership. I wouldn't be surprised to see him go to Yankees, Red sox and make his money and in ten years buy part of our hometown team, the TWINS!
brachiosaurus

Warwick, RI

#23 Feb 4, 2010
Scott in Orlando wrote:
I say start Mauer out with a $200 million 9 year offer with a team option for $25 million on the tenth year that if not exercised would be worth a decent buyout for Joe. Could he get more from NY & Bosox? Sure. But if he wants a trade in a few years then he can negotiate with them on a contract extension. If he gets any more money from the Twins, the team cannot field enough quality players to surround him to be a championship type team anyway.
Scott: Don't you think that the Twins already have ALMOST all the quality players they need? It wouldn't take much more to have a World Series contender. Player for player, it's interesting to compare line-ups. The Twins take the cake or break even most of the time, except the starting rotation. Maybe the Pohlads can somehow loan themselves the money to go over budget.
Tall Paul

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Feb 4, 2010
I didnt say I didnt agree.....I just said what the reality is. People kid themselves about this all the time. Joe isnt an overpaid diva because he's still under a rookie contract. Time is up and it's payday for Joey....and he'll take every dime of it.
Dan

Andover, MN

#25 Feb 4, 2010
mauers attitude has to change for the twins to do anything. 87 and 91 world series had one player... Kirby Pucket!!!! he willed those teams into thinking that they could do anything, fire them up in the locker room i.e "climb on my back boys i will carry us" whats mauers attitude is ho hum just go out there and play... shows no FRICKING emotions. until he shows that he can become a firie leader and get his team mates to play above what they can do, the twins will go nowhere... mauer, the ball is in your court. will u be a good player or step up to become a great player..
Scott in Orlando

Orlando, FL

#26 Feb 4, 2010
I do think the Twins are improved from 2009, and obviously the team was pretty good then! I think we've both stated before that the Twins are one legit ace away from serious championship contention. I believe that for the Twins to give Joe what a few other teams could, would imperil the ability to add players or sign guys like Cuddyer to good contracts once they prove themselves. For instance, if Delmon improves and becomes the player that Cuddy is now, the Twins couldn't keep him and then we're left with Pridie or some rookie.

But I think the Twins current lineup (with Mauer already signed for this season) can at least win the AL Central.
brachiosaurus wrote:
<quoted text>
Scott: Don't you think that the Twins already have ALMOST all the quality players they need? It wouldn't take much more to have a World Series contender. Player for player, it's interesting to compare line-ups. The Twins take the cake or break even most of the time, except the starting rotation. Maybe the Pohlads can somehow loan themselves the money to go over budget.
wtf

Des Moines, IA

#27 Feb 4, 2010
If they Twins want to keep Mauer and make the team competitive, now is not the time to be tight with the checkbook. If this team is competitive they'll make their money back from the sold out games.
TwinkieFan

Hopkins, MN

#28 Feb 4, 2010
Tall Paul you are a typical idiot Yankee fan. How long have you been watching Mauer? Obviously hardly at all. Take your stupid comments back to your $400 million dollar group of crying, greedy, overpaid, steroid using monkeys. Some team you have when you idiots idolize jeter. Go back east and choke on one of those rat turd dogs they serve at that overpriced stadium that they somehow scammed federal money to help build.
Elvis Aaron Presley

San Francisco, CA

#30 Feb 4, 2010
take whatver john shiply, charlie walters and bob sanny is making and give it to mauer. Hopefully its not over 3 dollars a day, as that is all these clowns are worth.
Elvis Aaron Presley

San Francisco, CA

#31 Feb 4, 2010
Bobby B wrote:
Whoever says Joe isn't about money has no idea. The Man's a businessman he owns a car dealership. I wouldn't be surprised to see him go to Yankees, Red sox and make his money and in ten years buy part of our hometown team, the TWINS!
damn you are right. I thought he might take a hometown discount, but he has that car dealership. Oh well we tried, here you go yankees. DAM THAT CAR DEALERSHIP COST US MAUER! WHYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

“Noses run and feet smell”

Since: Dec 08

Compton CA

#32 Feb 5, 2010
here is a proposition Mr. Mauer. Sign a 10 year deal, with each of the first 5 being worth $25 million. Then each of the next 5 years are worth $15 million, but in those 5 years, you have a clause out if the team A) doesnt make the playoffs or B) has a losing season. The twins also have a clause out if you A) dont play in enough games, B)Have a batting average less than .300 C)get injured. Sounds good to me. How many millions does a guy really need?
LOL

Alexandria, VA

#33 Feb 5, 2010
ccugacgcaauaucg wrote:
Eric and tall paul,
If there is a superstar left in this league that isn't an overpaid diva it's joe mauer. He will stay with the twins and they will have a chance to compete. It is much more special when a smaller market team wins than when the Yankees win. Other than new yorkers does anyone care if the yankees win? No, and is anyone surprised when their payroll is over a quarter billion dollars? If the Twins pitching comes around they are truly competitors. An I wouldn't say the twins got their a s s handed to them by the Yankees. Sure they got swept but they lead in nearly every game and none were blowouts at all.
Ya and the Umps robbed Joe of an extra base hit (I Still say there is no way they didn't see that ball was fair!!)
Calvin Johnson

Minneapolis, MN

#34 Feb 5, 2010
Everyone hated ARod because of his obnoxious salary, but know it's cool that our hometown hero is making greed a fashionable issue. His grandfather shoots his mouth off at his Cretin tv show, but nobody writes about that. If it was Childress or Brewster, it would have been headline news. Selective writing and perspectives.He can split and take his meal ticket family with him. We are so desperate for someone important to love us...remember KG? Say it's the market and I agree with those people, but the market and its greed also gave us the fun situation our country is in today. It's still greed and it still stinks the same. Stay here and save my life, Joe. Losing you as a Twin would ruin my life!!! Whatever.
Reggie

United States

#36 Feb 5, 2010
JoAnn wrote:
I get SO tired of the greed in the sports world today. If someone can't live off $20million a year for 10 years then something is wrong. You should be able to live off one years salary for the rest of your life! Stop and think of the people raising families on $30-40, 000 a year. It is about time the sports figures stop playing for more money and enjoy the sport or get out! Let's throw in a comment on the Vikings.. the people of MN are not buying my house for me so why should I pay for the Vikings to have a new stadium. Use your salary and the franchise's money and get the loan yourself.

JoAnn...If you could get paid twice as much money from the same type of business for the same exact job. Would you take it? Of course you would. Even if you could live the rest of your life on $1,000,000 would you not take 2 mil if they offered it to you. As far as your house. Many people in Minnesota have their homes paid for by the tax payers with out getting anything in return. They don't offer other people jobs, give large amounts of time and money to charities. The Vikings and the Twins are very essential to the state of Minnesota. Do you know that the Minnesota Vikings contribute more than $20 million dollars a year to the state of Minnesota's general tax fund. How much did you contribute?
I just say if you think sports figure are over paid, what about movie stars and TV news anchors. How about morning radio personalities, Mark Rosen, Don Shelby. They make easily 6 figures a year. Shelby probably makes a Million himself.
Do you think everyone should make the same, or should there be a new government program that determines how much everyone should make. Oh wait they tried that in the former U.S.S.R. That my friend is SOCIALISM.
Don't go to the games. Don't buy the products that advertise, don't watch the news. Read a book. Oh wait authors of most books are also way over paid.
Jim

Phoenix, AZ

#37 Feb 19, 2010
Reggie wrote:
<quoted text>
JoAnn...If you could get paid twice as much money from the same type of business for the same exact job. Would you take it? Of course you would. Even if you could live the rest of your life on $1,000,000 would you not take 2 mil if they offered it to you. As far as your house. Many people in Minnesota have their homes paid for by the tax payers with out getting anything in return. They don't offer other people jobs, give large amounts of time and money to charities. The Vikings and the Twins are very essential to the state of Minnesota. Do you know that the Minnesota Vikings contribute more than $20 million dollars a year to the state of Minnesota's general tax fund. How much did you contribute?
I just say if you think sports figure are over paid, what about movie stars and TV news anchors. How about morning radio personalities, Mark Rosen, Don Shelby. They make easily 6 figures a year. Shelby probably makes a Million himself.
Do you think everyone should make the same, or should there be a new government program that determines how much everyone should make. Oh wait they tried that in the former U.S.S.R. That my friend is SOCIALISM.
Don't go to the games. Don't buy the products that advertise, don't watch the news. Read a book. Oh wait authors of most books are also way over paid.
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list...
John

Phoenix, AZ

#38 Feb 19, 2010
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>
Ya and the Umps robbed Joe of an extra base hit (I Still say there is no way they didn't see that ball was fair!!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Phil Collins

Phoenix, AZ

#39 Feb 21, 2010
there last 2 nights wrote:
here is a proposition Mr. Mauer. Sign a 10 year deal, with each of the first 5 being worth $25 million. Then each of the next 5 years are worth $15 million, but in those 5 years, you have a clause out if the team A) doesnt make the playoffs or B) has a losing season. The twins also have a clause out if you A) dont play in enough games, B)Have a batting average less than .300 C)get injured. Sounds good to me. How many millions does a guy really need?

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Alex Rodriguez Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Like It Or Not, Alex Rodriguez Isn't Going Anyw... May '14 jim 1
Rodriguez walks out of own grievance hearing (Nov '13) May '14 phillymatt 5
Jeter up to No. 2 all-time for games at SS May '14 jon 1
A-Rod shows up at Stanford, wears team T-shirt (Mar '14) Mar '14 GIGOFORHIRE 1
Rodriguez accepts season-long suspension (Feb '14) Feb '14 jamminsam 3
Pros and Cons of Yankees Buying Out A-Rod's Rem... (Jan '14) Jan '14 farinarosr 1
The A-Rod E-Mails (Dec '13) Dec '13 Comnsnse 1

Alex Rodriguez People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE