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Govs93
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 Posted February 1st, 2010 03:18 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Rosen is now reporting that Mauer's agreed to a 10 year deal.
Deal with it.
   
tomASS
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 Posted February 1st, 2010 04:37 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Just another ordinary Joe like the rest of use just scratching out a living.
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EREmpireStrikesBack
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 Posted February 2nd, 2010 01:25 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Lies, all lies. Figures Govs would get burned.

(It'll probably end up being correct...)

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Govs93
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 Posted February 2nd, 2010 07:12 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Rosen broke the Favre story - he's been on his game recently.
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 Posted February 17th, 2010 09:18 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Any futher word since Govs broke the story?
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 Posted February 17th, 2010 09:29 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
As soon as he signs with the Yankees it will be done!
   
Govs93
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 Posted February 17th, 2010 09:33 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I believe the most recent news regarding this situation is that Mark Rosen is a f'n a-hole.
Deal with it.
   
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 Posted February 17th, 2010 09:40 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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I believe the most recent news regarding this situation is that Mark Rosen is a f'n a-hole.


Ever since he left the KQ Morning Show....

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Govs93
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 Posted February 17th, 2010 11:01 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Need a laugh?

Here's a boofin' Rockies fan playing the angle that somehow Mauer could end up in Colorado.

Uh.... No.

Deal with it.
   
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 Posted February 17th, 2010 11:17 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I am not one of the members of the "oh, they'll get it done crowd".

It will cost the Twins a lot to keep Mauer. Is it too much? Maybe.

I remember when this was going on with Puckett who was the most popular Twin in history in his time and would still be if not for Mauer.

They kept Pucket and anybody else thay had, they let go.

The team was bad for 6-7 years.

I like the whole Mauer thing but he is only one guy. the payroll is at 90+ million now. It goes to 100 mill if they sign Mauer.

Should they do it?

I don't know.







   
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 Posted February 17th, 2010 11:28 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Back in the mid-90's, the Twins didn't do as good of a job in developing minor leaguers as they've done over the last decade. The depth over the last 9 or 10 years has been showcased repeatedly, however. They can dump a slew of cash on Mauer and still be competitive with a $90m payroll in future seasons. It'll mean others will have to go - Morneau, Cuddyer, Kubel maybe - but it doesn't mean they'll immediately revert into the "Butch Huskey Era" Twins again.

Could they contend for a World Series with that much dedicated to Mauer, or would we be dealing with the "Torii Hunter Era" Twins who are content with division titles? Well, that's the question...

Either way, I think the days of consistently losing for years on end are over (as long as Selig doesn't do something stupid like realign divisions).

Deal with it.
   
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 Posted February 17th, 2010 06:08 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Back in the mid-90's, the Twins didn't do as good of a job in developing minor leaguers as they've done over the last decade. The depth over the last 9 or 10 years has been showcased repeatedly, however. They can dump a slew of cash on Mauer and still be competitive with a $90m payroll in future seasons. It'll mean others will have to go - Morneau, Cuddyer, Kubel maybe - but it doesn't mean they'll immediately revert into the "Butch Huskey Era" Twins again.

Could they contend for a World Series with that much dedicated to Mauer, or would we be dealing with the "Torii Hunter Era" Twins who are content with division titles? Well, that's the question...

Either way, I think the days of consistently losing for years on end are over (as long as Selig doesn't do something stupid like realign divisions).


But Govs, I think the cupboard is bare.

I dont think thay have guys now who can help them if 4-5 years down the road if Mauer is all they have left of the current players.

What about Slowey, Blackburn, Span etc. Will there be enough money to sign those guys if Mauer gets 23 mill/ year?

Mauer is one guy. Sure he is insanely popular as most CDH guys are but go back and look at the attendence in Pucketts last 3 years. Abysmal. But they had to sign Puckett.

The team and baseball is bigger than one guy.

I want Target Field to have a competitive team.

I've spent too many nights in the stands during the Bombo Rivera era.








   
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 Posted February 17th, 2010 06:11 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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I've spent too many nights in the stands during the Bombo Rivera era.




Bombo was Hank Aaron compared to Willie Norwood...

Major League? Ya gotta be kiddin' me...

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 Posted February 17th, 2010 06:32 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Don't forget the Twins were able (or willing) to sign Puckett because he, and Hrbek, gave them the "home town discount". At the time it was for a lot of money but they could have signed for substantially more elsewhere if they had wanted.
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 Posted February 17th, 2010 06:40 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
The stadium is supposed to create new "revenue streams".

If it isn't wide enough to hold a few whopper trout, what the boof did we build it for?

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 Posted February 17th, 2010 10:40 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
My idea:

Trade Mauer now for a ****load of prospects and a couple cheap major league guys. Sign him back after next year, that way we are still good and still have Mauer. How is that plan not perfect?

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 Posted February 18th, 2010 11:35 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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The stadium is supposed to create new "revenue streams".

If it isn't wide enough to hold a few whopper trout, what the boof did we build it for?


I think we see them responding to the new revenue already.

But Neut, the Dodgers payroll was 100 mill last year and the Twins wil be over that if they sign Mauer.

I doubt the Twins can match LAD's revenue.

But anyways, millions of fans are not going to pay to watch Joe Mauer on a 72-90 team. They didnt when Puckett was in CF.

   
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 Posted February 19th, 2010 02:21 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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EREmpireStrikesBack wrote:
My idea:

Trade Mauer now for a ****load of prospects and a couple cheap major league guys. Sign him back after next year, that way we are still good and still have Mauer. How is that plan not perfect?


STFU frontrunner. Nobody's interested in your big plans for the Yankees.

Deal with it.
   
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 Posted February 19th, 2010 03:31 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I laugh every time I see the title of this thread and then look to the author. Nice try Govs, you get a rainbow star!
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 Posted February 19th, 2010 09:22 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
MARK ROSEN IS THE AUTHOR OF THIS THREAD!!!

He's still an idiot.

Deal with it.
   
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 Posted February 23rd, 2010 11:34 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
OK so here is another issue and I know this is heresy to alot of folks but: Is Mauer worth 20 + million a year?

Here are his 162 game averages for his career:
.327 17 HR 92 RBI 196 hits.

20 plus million/yr?

The Twins have a lot to think about.



   
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 Posted February 23rd, 2010 12:17 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Yankees will have no problem with that since this is Posada's last year!
   
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 Posted February 23rd, 2010 01:32 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Posada's 162 game stats: .277 25HR 98 RBI 151 Hits

13 mill in his last year.
   
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 Posted February 23rd, 2010 01:44 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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packerboy wrote:
OK so here is another issue and I know this is heresy to alot of folks but: Is Mauer worth 20 + million a year?

Here are his 162 game averages for his career:
.327 17 HR 92 RBI 196 hits.

20 plus million/yr?

The Twins have a lot to think about.



what about his handling of pitchers?
how about his throwing arm
how about his popularity with the fans

I think the intangibles help him with this argument

the only drawback is his HS educational and athletic choices

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 Posted February 23rd, 2010 02:13 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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I think the intangibles help him with this argument



Hard to translate that into dollars.

   
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 Posted February 23rd, 2010 03:05 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Hard to translate that into dollars.



I bet you do that all the time

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 Posted February 23rd, 2010 03:24 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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I bet you do that all the time


He'll figure it out. All on billable hours of course...

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 Posted February 23rd, 2010 03:55 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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He'll figure it out. All on billable hours of course...


That's not intangible.

Mauer could sign tommorrow but I am stickin my neck out and sayin that it will take well into next season.

I doubt the Twins want to do 10 yrs.
   
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 Posted March 5th, 2010 03:29 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
There's new Mauer rumor out there...

But I won't be repeating it here because you're all jerks.

Deal with it.
   
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There's new Mauer rumor out there...

But I won't be repeating it here because you're all jerks.


That's never stopped you before.
   



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