Monday, March 22, 2010

Take That Free Agent Class of 2010!

Joe Mauer has signed an 8 year, $184M contract extension with the Minnesota Twins. I guess that means he won't be replacing Posada, but more importantly, he won't be replacing Varitek either. There will be no bidding war for Mauer's services. Cliff Lee stands to gain the most out of this signing. If Lee reaches free agency after this season, then he will be the biggest chip on the table. The one teams will be competing for. Granted, if the BoSox manage to extend Beckett, then it may be much less of a bidding war, assuming the Yankees will be in on Lee.


Rich Mahogany said...

Victor Martinez is now the #1 FA catcher. This is a nice development for him. And yes, I'd much rather see the Sox give V-Mart a big contract than Mauer a gigantic contract.

lady gaganonymous said...

I'm glad this happened.