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.