All I Want For Christmas Is a Joe Mauer Contract Extension

ZachContributor INovember 26, 2009

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 24:  Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins hits his second home run of the game in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on July 24, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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As you all know by now, Joe Mauer is the AL MVP and rightfully so. He won the modern triple crown (batting, on-base and slugging percentages), won a Gold Glove, and  carried the Twins down the stretch after Morneau went down with an injury. Now, since the MVP debate is over, the question now is whether or not the Twins will pony up and give Mauer the money he deserves. I think so and here's why:

  • He was born and raised in Minnesota
  • He grew up rooting for the Twins
  • He is good friends with Morneau and Morneau said if Mauer left the Twins he'd never talk to him again
  • He is a living legend in Minnesota. Twins fans haven't loved a player as much they love Mauer since Kirby Puckett
  • Speaking of Kirby Puckett, him and Mauer have the same agent, Ron Shapiro. He helped keep Puckett off a big market team and with the Twins

The Twins know that they have to resign Mauer and I believe that they will so here's to hoping that they lock him up before Christmas and give Minnesotans just what they want this holiday season.