Originally written on We Should Be GM's  |  Last updated 6/12/12
Phillies (29-33) at Minnesota Twins (324-35)Pitching Matchups:Tuesday, 8:10 - Oh great, it's KK v. Nick BlackburnWednesday, 8:10 - Cole Hamels v. PJ WaltersThursday, 8:10 - Oh no, it's Joe v. Scott DiamondTwins Batting:Runs - 245 (22nd)Avg - .252 (17th)Slug - .386 (22nd)Twins Pitching:ERA - 5.05 (29th)WHIP - 1.39 (26th)BAA - .283 (29th)Their Danny Sandoval:Danny Valencia - .190-1-11 after 100 at-bats.Their Ryan Howard:Joe Mauer - Mauer, like Howard, is a very good player. Also like Howard, I'd love to have him on my team. But also like Howard, his contract sucks. He had an absolute monster year in 2009 and won the MVP (.365-28-96) so the Twins rewarded the Minnesota kid with the largest contract ever given to a catcher and the fourth largest contract in history. $184 million over 8 years. Fourth largest in history!!! Two and a half years later, Mauer is now a part-time catcher who hits around .300 and has hit 15 homers since signing the deal. That's right, for $23 million a year the...
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