Red Sox...Two Years To Joe Mauer?
This is from the St. Paul (MN) Pioneer Press...
"Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek's $5 million contract offer that could include an option through 2010 is intriguing. Twins catcher Joe Mauer can become a free agent after the 2010 season, and baseball insiders say Boston would be a big, big bidder if he's available."
So, will it be Jason Varitek for two years until the Boston Red Sox can acquire a young and talented catcher? Joe Mauer fits the bill. His stats are right here. Look at his 2008 batting average and drool...
AVG .328 HR9 RBI 85
Minnesota Twins | C | #7
Bats: L Throws: R
Ht., Wt.: 6'5"
Born: Apr 19, 1983, in St. Paul, Minnesota
SEASON BATTING STATS
Year Avg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG OPS
2008 0.328 146 536 98 176 31 4 9 85 84 50 0.413 0.451 0.864
Year HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% FLY GRD #Pit/PA
2008 1 21 242 8 1 11 1 1 0.500 141 244 4.1
A .328 batting average! Holy you know what, but he won't be a free agent until after the 2010 season, if at all. But that kind of power and defense behind the plate are just what the Red Sox will be (are) looking for. That's a Wednesday quickie from me...have a great Hump Day! As always, be well. Cheers. Aloha. Farewell. Amen. Goodbye....for now. I'm not going anywhere.