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Mauer signs up

Posted at 9:36 AM on February 12, 2007 by Ben Tesch (1 Comments)

The Twins locked up batting champ Joe Mauer for 4 years for $33 million. It will be interesting to see if Joe will be playing in a new stadium before his contract is up. Thoughts?

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I'm optimistic about a new ballpark even though it seems anyone's guess at this time whether it will materialize. I can't see it crumbling after all the hoopla it took to get this far because of land acquisition. Maybe its a bargaining technique from the county designed to remind us fans that the Twins are a business first and foremost from the upper echelons (contraction anyone?) and that leaving the state is always a viable and powerful option. It would be refreshing to see a private corporation that stands to benefit greatly from a new Twins ballpark step up and offer to fund the difference between what the county says they can "afford" to pay and what the landowners are entitled to as investors.

Posted by Troy P. | February 24, 2007 10:57 AM

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