Jason (St. Louis)
It sure seems more and more likely Mauer hits FA. If the Red Sox and Yanks get in to a bidding war on him, what potentially do you think he could end up signing for? Is 8 years 225 mil outside the realm of possibility?
Not outside the realm of possibility if he becomes a free agent, but I still think he resigns with the Twins.
Now I'll pose the question: would you commit $200+ million to a catcher?
I wouldn't. I don't care how good he is or if his name is Joe Mauer, the risk is simply too high at that price.