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'Mauer Unsure of Timetable to Return'

Posted: 7/11/2014 5:22 PM

'Mauer Unsure of Timetable to Return' 


Now there's a newsflash! Of course, unsure....because with these injuries you could be out for months. And Joe isn;t healing as fast as he used to. When they say, he probably won't be ready by the end of the break, that;s code for, 'not only don't we know, but its probably going to be long term'. They 'say' he is making progress. Again, thats code for 'we really don't want to tell the fans he might be done'.

I didn't realize he only had 4 more years to go. If somehow he could get healthy and finish out the year fairly well, I certainly would try and move him in the offseason. Again, money really shouldn't be an issue with this owner. And Twins might get some value for him, before its too late.
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Posted: 7/11/2014 5:35 PM

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If Mauer doesn't agree to a trade somewhere, or if no one is willing to take him, the next step is to sit down with him and renegotiate his contract and get some of that money back. If Joe wants to stay a Twin and wants to be apart of a winning team, he needs to take a pay cut and help the front office get some money back to spend on positions of need.
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Posted: 7/11/2014 6:13 PM

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viperdk wrote: If Mauer doesn't agree to a trade somewhere, or if no one is willing to take him, the next step is to sit down with him and renegotiate his contract and get some of that money back. If Joe wants to stay a Twin and wants to be apart of a winning team, he needs to take a pay cut and help the front office get some money back to spend on positions of need.
As I mentioned in a recent thread on this subject,  the current CBA only allows contracts to be re-negotiated with the approval of the MLBPA.  The only times the union has approved re-negotiated deals is when it involves deferring the money or an extension.  They have never, nor will they ever, approve a deal that results in a player reducing the term and guaranteed money on his contract.   So even if Mauer is completely on board with the idea, there is no way the union would ever approve it.

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Posted: 7/11/2014 9:50 PM

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That is true---but I also think there is no way Mauer would ever even suggest it. The only thing I can think of that closely resembles this is when Nishi agreed to walk away from his contract and go back to Japan. He did the honorable thing. He knew he wasn't a major league calibre player and chose not to take money he didn't feel he deserved.
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