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Joe Mauer re-signing with the Twins is good news for baseball

Updated: March 26, 2010, 2:22 PM ET
By Jeremy Schaap | ESPNRadio.com

No one could argue that Joe Mauer made any kind of sacrifice by signing an eight-year contract with the Twins worth $184 million. Unborn generations of his descendants are now financially secure.

He gets to remain in the organization that nurtured him and gets to play in a new park that's situated only a few miles from his childhood home. But Mauer probably left about a hundred million dollars on the table.

If he'd become a free agent at the end of this season -- ...

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