Joe Mauer has finally agreed to a contract extension with the Twins. All is right again in Minnesota.
The 26-year-old All-Star catcher inked a $184 million, eight-year contract Monday at a news conference in the Twins' spring training home of Fort Myers, Fla. Interestingly, he used the same pen he signed his rookie contract with in 2001 as the No. 1 pick in the draft right out of St. Paul's Cretin-Derham Hall High School.
"Wow," said the soft-spoken hometown hero. "There are a lot of people in this room who I care a lot about. I’m kind of getting emotional. There are a lot of people who helped me get to this point."Man Muscles batted .365 to earn his third American League batting title last season, nailing a career-best 28 home runs and 96 RBI after missing the entire month of April while recovering from a back injury.
He went on to win his second Gold Glove Award and his first MVP honor as well. In short, he is a total badass. And now he's totally rich.
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Posted by Sooze on 3/22/2010