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)
Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

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?

"

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.

Related

    Osuna Suspended 75 Games After DV Charge

    MLB logo
    MLB

    Osuna Suspended 75 Games After DV Charge

    Joseph Zucker
    via Bleacher Report

    Report: Hanley 'Eyed' in Investigation

    MLB logo
    MLB

    Report: Hanley 'Eyed' in Investigation

    Matt Lombardi
    via The Spun

    Kershaw to Return Saturday vs. Mets

    MLB logo
    MLB

    Kershaw to Return Saturday vs. Mets

    Kyle Newport
    via Bleacher Report

    Harper Says He'll Do HR Derby If He Makes ASG

    MLB logo
    MLB

    Harper Says He'll Do HR Derby If He Makes ASG

    Alec Nathan
    via Bleacher Report