Mauer is gambling he won't get injured

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 17, 2010 - 11:23 PM

If the American League MVP should get seriously hurt before he signs a long-term deal, offers might disappear.

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todddlhMar. 17, 10 8:59 PM

I've got to believe that these pro teams take out insurance on their athletes in case they get injured? Does anyone have any specifics as to how these insurance policies work?

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ssmateMar. 17, 10 9:15 PM

I would love for him to play fot Twins, but if it's true that he's turning down a huge offer from the Twins then trade him. It's his life and he has every right to make as much money as he can but if he doesn't want to be here....than leave (via a trade of course).

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bumswrapMar. 17, 10 9:15 PM

unless the Twins are offering way way less than what he ultimately gets. Think about it, Joe. If you wanna live in Minnesota and not have people revile you, then don't go off and sign with someone else, especially the Yanks or BoSox.

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mnaussMar. 17, 10 9:24 PM

I agree!

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wild4mnMar. 17, 10 9:29 PM

Look at the articles about Nathan. MLB teams buy insurance from a company like Lloyds of London and they would typically have a relatively high deductible (Say $3M/yr on Nathan's contract GUESS). So if Nathan misses this year entirely, the insurance company would pay Nathan's contract after the Twins pay the first $3M. However, I think this article is about the risk Mauer is taking, not the risk the Twins are taking.

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ChunkinsMar. 17, 10 9:33 PM

If Joe leaves Minnesota for big NYY or Boston money his name will be grouped with the likes of Carew and Knoblock instead of Killebrew, Pucket and Herbek. If the Twins pay him $170M and the big money pays him $250M (over 10 years) that's hard to turn down but $170M is still a ton of cash. In this fan's opinion, I would rather have a competitive team than a one man show.

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heybeavisMar. 17, 10 9:55 PM

Don't be a Richard. Sign the deal and stay in MN already.

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patiodoormanMar. 17, 10 9:55 PM

I wonder how much cash, mauer now makes off endorsements, such as mlb 2010 the show and others

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jralvigMar. 17, 10 9:58 PM

If Joe doesn't get 5yrs and 125 million, He's a fool and needs a NEW agent. Open that checkbook Jim Pohlad.

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jjflojMar. 17, 1010:01 PM

SID IS RIGHT...IF THE TWINS WANT MAUER...THEY MUST SIGN HIM!!!!...MAKE HIM AN OFFER HE CANT REFUSE...THE BALL IS IN THEIR PARK....THEY CAN EITHER SIGN HIM OR LET HIM GO. HE WILL BE PLAYING FOR SOMEONE NEXT SEASON. WE WILL SEE HOW BAD THE TWINS WANT HIM!!!!

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