Quote of the Day: Jim Callis on Joe Mauer

Josh LevittSenior Analyst IMarch 18, 2010

FT. MYERS, FL - MARCH 01:  Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins poses during photo day at Hammond Stadium on March 1, 2010 in Ft. Myers, Florida.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Via ESPN.com chat:

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?

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Jim Callis:

"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 over $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.