Minnesota Twins News & Rumors Forum
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 41 to 44 of 44

Thread: Article: Mauer Making a Statement?

  1. #41
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer
    Liked 16 Times in 13 Posts
    One more question....let's say the Twins don't have Mauer, would they have spent that money? I'm not convinced and think their payroll could easily be around $75 million instead of $100. They had the opportunity and cash to pick up a couple $5-8 million this year and chose not to. They certainly wouldn't have been out to get anyone more expensive than that like Pujols or Reyes.

  2. #42
    Senior Member MVP
    Liked 564 Times in 369 Posts
    There were plenty of pitchers available in the offseason, and they signed marquis...and cut payroll. So, it isn't that they want to get guys and none were available, they chose not to sign them.

  3. #43
    Senior Member All-Star
    Liked 379 Times in 233 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    1.) We knew all along that from a strictly baseball standpoint, the contract would never make sense, but we also all know that the Twins had to sign him or moving into Target Field may have been a mess.

    2.) The money is spent. They can't un-do it. They can't alter it. It is what it is at this point.

    3.) If the Twins have a $95 Million payroll this year, and Joe Mauer is $23 million of it, there is still another $72 million to spend, and Terry Ryan has build playoff teams on less than that. The Mauer contract is just an excuse.

    4.) The Twins have given long-term contracts to several players. Sometimes it has worked (Hunter, Santana, Radke, Nathan's first one), and some haven't (Blackburn's, Nathan's second one).
    I'm on board with all of this except I would't consider a four year deal long term. The quality of player who sings a four year deal is usually quite different from the type that sign seven year deals.

  4. #44
    Senior Member All-Star
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Blog Entries
    Mauer is worth every penny!

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
©2014 TwinsCentric, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Interested in advertising with Twins Daily? Click here.