Cross Him Off The List?

Reports coming out of Minnesota say that Joe Mauer has reached an agreement in principal with the Twins on a ten-year contract extension. 

I felt all along that Mauer wouldn’t leave Minnesota.  He is from there and with the new ballpark, the Twins have to show the fans they are willing to invest.  Obviously, he would have set off a huge bidding was between the Yankees and Red Sox if he had reached free agency, but it appears that won’t happen now.