Twins catcher gets $33 Million
In an article from the Star Tribune this Sunday, it was reported that Twins catcher Joe Mauer signed a four-year, 33 Million contract. This alone was the second biggest contract deal in franchise history behind the contract offered to Johan Santana in 2005 which guaranteed him 4 years and $40 Million.
Joe Christensen, a journalist for the Star Tribune, is faced with outlining the history of this young Twin's catcher while also comparing his contract and financial future to that of the other players. This article however does not have an entising lead and does not comment on the new ballpark that is scheduled to open in 2010 when Mauer's contract ends.
This event was also covered on the Official Major League Baseball website and offers commentary from the head coach Terry Ryan while also providing a slightly more interesting lead. The future of this young athlete is promising and the positive spin that this article takes represents that idea.