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Posted by: Jack Curry on May 25, 2010 at 11:13:47 AM

Admit it. You wanted to see Joe Mauer in a Yankee uniform. You thought about it. If you are a hopeful Yankee fan, you probably thought about it a lot. How sweet would it have been to have Mauer catching for the Yankees in 2011? I know fans fantasized about that incredible possibility.

Even with Jorge Posada signed through next season and even with a bevy of talented young catchers behind him in Francisco Cervelli, Jesus Montero and Austin Romine, Mauer’s availability as a free agent could have superseded any plans. Mauer is the catcher from another baseball galaxy. He is too superb to bypass, especially since the Red Sox would have pursued him, too.

Before the Yankees or the Red Sox could get too enthused about possibly adding Mauer, he signed an eight-year, $184 million extension