lastingsgriller wrote:thejusman1 wrote:lastingsgriller wrote:
well, not exactly.. but it's long and it's not Yankee money..
Funny, an 8-year, $184 million contract is exactly what I think of when I think Yankee money.
Catchers that hit like Mauer are about the most rare thing in baseball, (well, were when he signed.. now the whole santana, posey thing has altered that a bit.) add to that that Mauer is about as good defensively as it gets.
I bet in free agency he gets 4 years for $100M. and then probably signs a bigger contract after that. As long as he keeps growing as a player, that will look like a serious bargain in 8 years. Free Agency money goes up every year, the most valuable thing about this contract is the 8 years. Mauer is locked up for life for a relitively reasonable price.
This guy is just getting plain silly. You can't be serious?