It's pretty much undetstood that if Joe had played out his 2010 season and tested the free agent market he would have cashed in for about 10 years and $250 million with a Boston, New York, L.A., etc. We're not trying to say that Joe is going to make chump change, but this is one of the rare moments where we can say that an athlete left money on the table and did what is right for himself, his family, and the fans. We applaud Joe and invite all sports fans to do so. We need more like him.
Are you listening Lebron?
Did you know? Joe Mauer grew up using the SKLZ QuickSwing hitting trainer. We're not saying it's the only reason why he is 3-time Batting Champ, but it sure helped.