Posted by Jtpsops on 8/24/2013 1:03:00 PM (view original):
I bet he sells way more jerseys and merch than any other Twin. Hence the "business" decision.
That argument doesn't hold water - Mauer jersey sales have been on a steady decline - #2 in 2010, #12 in 2011, not in the top 20 the last 2 years. and who knows what they would have gotten in return for trading Mauer when they should have - maybe Ramos stays in minny and develops better than he has in dc. Last point about the "business decision" and then I'm getting off my soapbox - not many people repurchase jersey's of players that they already own. They'd be more inclined to purchase a jersey of a new star player. And the Twins attendance has stayed pretty much the same whether Mauer plays or not - so he's not a huge factor in ticket sales.
FWIW - Moilna & Posey jersey sales are better than Mauer's the last 2 years.