You can’t mess with perfection and for baseball fans, the gift of the sport are the rare moments of perfection. Read more →
Joe Mauer doubled in his final at bat on Sunday, then gave every indication his career with the Twins is over when he caught a single pitch in the 9th inning before exiting to the cheers of a tearful hometown crowd. Read more →
A few weeks ago, I wrote in this space that I thought Joe Mauer would be back next season, at reduced pay, because why not? I don’t believe that anymore.
The chess pieces are moving over at Target Field and some of them are beginning to point to the beginning of the post-Mauer era. Read more →
His batting-title days are over, and he won’t hit home runs. In short, the Joe Mauer of the future is — at best — the Joe Mauer of the present. Read more →
Pioneer Press columnist Bob Sansevere has lit up the Internet today with his assertion that the Twins should put Joe Mauer back behind the plate to catch.
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A Gold Glove, batting-title winning catcher is more valuable — since there are not a lot of them — is a lot more valuable than a high-average, low-power first baseman. At $23 million a year, that’s a lot of money to pay. Read more →