Might Mauer play in infield?

  • Article by: JOE CHRISTENSEN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 25, 2011 - 12:43 AM

Joe Mauer could see time at first or third, manager Ron Gardenhire said.

  • 37
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
samihoustonJun. 24, 1110:15 PM

What is the big deal about keeping Mauer in the line up other than for the kids on a Sunday afternoon, and he never plays on Sundays anyway? Trying to keep his bat in the line up is kind of ridiculous, as that bat hasn't been too busy since he came back unless you count pounding balls into the ground.

twinsfanwy1Jun. 24, 1110:33 PM

A better starting point would be for Joe Mauer to "cowboy up" and act more like a man than a pampered, lazy millionaire. I haven't heard any apologies for his inept play. Nor have I heard him offer to give back any of the $23M he's taken form the Pohlads'-and US! These contracts are guaranteed, and the insurance claim is paid by US! I don't know, maybe Mauer is pressing because he stinks every night. But he needs to grow up and realize he's expected to hit and perform at a much higher level than Drew Butera. That's not meant as a slam against Butera. At least Drew gives his all every time he plays.

tjcdasJun. 24, 1110:39 PM

We have a new medical disorder: Maueritis. Can go to the wedding, have a bad case of Maueritis. Sorry boss can't make it in to work today, I have a bad case of Maueritis. When will I be coming back to the office, 2-3 days, or weeks or month. Honey I can't take the trash out my Maueritis is acting up.

gankmanJun. 24, 1110:45 PM

Keep his bat in the lineup? What bat? Right now Mauer needs to go down to AAA and work on his mechanics, not in the majors while hurting this team even more. On another note, can we see a guy like Aaron Bates from Rochester who is playing well at first and with only 1 error?

tmack24Jun. 24, 1110:50 PM

I understand the previous posts here, and you have great, valid opinions. I think it would be a good idea to play him at a different position to try to keep him playing. He has been a great hitter in the past, three batting titles in the past are hard to argue with; but he does seem to be hurt constantly. Well, actually he is hurt nearly constantly. I think trying something different could benefit not only him; but the team, and the fans. I think we all need more out of him for the paycheck he gets that the rest of us can only imagine. The path they are currently taking with him seems to lead to the DL over and over. I think it is time to try something else.

djbod2Jun. 24, 1110:55 PM

It's about time.

tjcdasJun. 24, 1111:25 PM

It does not matter what position he plays he will always be "Hang Nail Joe" still have some soreness should be back in a couple weeks. Torii Hunter new the M and M boys were soft as marshmallows.

blasphemerJun. 24, 1111:30 PM

Who cares about Mauer? Why did you pull Baker in the eighth?

kinge51Jun. 24, 1111:38 PM

How about Mauer just being the bat boy?

lloyd55423Jun. 24, 1111:52 PM

Might Mauer play in infield?


Comment on this story   |  


St. Louis - WP: L. Lynn 4 FINAL
Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann 3
Toronto - WP: M. Buehrle 5 FINAL
Cleveland - LP: C. Kluber 0
LA Angels - LP: C. Wilson 2 FINAL
Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer 5
Baltimore - LP: B. Norris 2 FINAL
Boston - WP: J. Tazawa 4
Minnesota - LP: K. Correia 4 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: B. Chen 5
Cincinnati - LP: T. Cingrani 4 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: E. Jackson 8
Houston - LP: C. Qualls 3 FINAL
Oakland - WP: D. Otero 4
Milwaukee 5 Top 6th Inning
Pittsburgh 6
Atlanta 3 Bottom 6th Inning
NY Mets 1
NY Yankees 1 Bottom 5th Inning
Tampa Bay 6
Seattle 0 Top 7th Inning
Miami 6
Chicago WSox 1 Bottom 3rd Inning
Texas 1
Philadelphia 0 Bottom 3rd Inning
Colorado 0
Arizona 4 Bottom 3rd Inning
Los Angeles 0
San Francisco 0 Top 2nd Inning
San Diego 0
Brooklyn 94 FINAL
Toronto 87
Golden State 109 FINAL
LA Clippers 105
Atlanta 74 3rd Qtr 3:37
Indiana 61
Memphis 8:30 PM
Oklahoma City
Chicago 3 FINAL(OT)
St. Louis 4
Columbus 2 3rd Prd
Pittsburgh 3
Minnesota 8:30 PM
Houston 0 FINAL
Philadelphia 0
New England 1 FINAL
Chicago 1
San Jose 0 FINAL
Colorado 0
Los Angeles 2 2nd Half 5:00
Vancouver FC 2
D.C. 1 2nd Half 35:00
Columbus 0
Toronto FC 0 1st Half 35:00
FC Dallas 0
Montreal 0 1st Half 44:55
Sporting Kansas City 0
Portland 8:30 PM
Real Salt Lake
Seattle 9:30 PM
Chivas USA
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters





question of the day

Poll: How much optimism do you have in the Twins today?

Weekly Question