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Twins, Mauer considered 'out' clause

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10:06 AM ET 06.05 | During negotiations with the Twins and Joe Mauer that concluded with a $184 million, eight-year contract for the Twins catcher, there was a brief chat about the possibility of an out clause if the Twins, currently 17 games under .500, were not to continue to be a contending team. That notion was dropped, though, and the deal remains for a guaranteed $23 million per season.

St. Paul Pioneer Press

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June 5, 2011  10:14 AM ET

At least they didn't draft Prior back in '01 ;)

June 5, 2011  12:41 PM ET

What qualifies as non contending? One bad year? Two? Does it matter that Mauer's not playing might have something to do with it?

June 5, 2011  12:57 PM ET

The Twins pretty much had to sign Mauer to that deal. Unfortunately, it may not work out too well for them.

June 5, 2011  01:24 PM ET

Where's my out clause so I don't have to watch any more of the Twins' **** &*&%% ****

June 5, 2011  02:16 PM ET

I'll bet the Twins wish THEY had an out clause right about now

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June 5, 2011  07:39 PM ET

Lets see, as a Twins fan, would I rather of had Ramos, Hardy, Hudson, the bullpen that was gutted instead of Mauer and Capps. I think so.

June 6, 2011  12:51 PM ET

How about a out clause for the Twins? Why would Mauer want a out clause? He is making over 20 million a year doing nothing. Got to love America.

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June 10, 2011  11:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Lets see, as a Twins fan, would I rather of had Ramos, Hardy, Hudson, the bullpen that was gutted instead of Mauer and Capps. I think so.

I agree. Our bullpen is a joke, we have no backup catcher, Nishi hasn't panned out yet and we shouldn't have let Orlando go. We have 17 yr old prospect @ SS we just gotta wait.

But this article is pointless. That deal was made over a year ago, & there is no out clause. Case dismissed!

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