Final week of season lost, but Mauer vows to catch again

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 2, 2013 - 11:24 AM

Turns out, the foul ball that Ike Davis hit on Aug. 19 was enough to end Joe Mauer’s season. But it wasn’t enough, the former American League MVP vowed Monday, to finish him as a catcher.

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pazalunaSep. 23, 1310:56 PM

The biggest indictment of where Mauer is right now, and the twins, is that no one cares.

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transplantedSep. 23, 1311:19 PM

"It'll be his call." Are you KIDDING me? He tells YOU where and when he'll play? I've not said a word against Mauer in the past, but this is too much. The GM - as others have been saying for weeks, now - truly is letting the inmates run the asylum. Who is Joe Mauer, that he dictates to the GM? And the GM lets him get away with it?

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mblaineSep. 23, 1311:47 PM

This guy has no fire, grit or personality.

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jakewoodSep. 23, 1311:49 PM

Only with the Twins would an employee making almost $204,000 per game this year decide when, where and if he wants to play. That sets a bad example for the rest of the team. No wonder they are a bunch of lost sheep looking for a leader. And, what is worse is the coaches, manager and GM encourage this behavior.

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dlb1946Sep. 24, 13 1:00 AM

I suspect the Twins are beginning to think if Mauer wants to end his career sooner rather than later, let him catch. I am sure he has an insurance policy that will pay him the balance of his contract should he become permanently disabled from playing professional baseball and the Twins will save his $23 million annual salary. I believe he has 5 years left on his contract after this season.

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themarvmeyerSep. 24, 13 5:19 AM

Joe. Two things. One. Get a better mask. If the Twins can't afford one, you can. Two. Please let Ryan know you are open to a trade. Looks increasingly doubtful that you will ever get the ring in Minnesota.

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vashrinkSep. 24, 13 6:21 AM

I wonder if part of the reason our $23 million singles hitter clings to catcher is that he'd be criticized even more at a 1st or OF position that requires power and run-production.

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zoopaSep. 24, 13 7:33 AM

I called it in late August: Mauer is done for the season.

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riverbirchSep. 24, 13 8:27 AM

I agree with Pazaluna. Nobody cares anymore. If he is stupid enough to catch again just go ahead.

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edina2008Sep. 24, 13 8:29 AM

Since opening day 2011, this guy has only played in 70% of his teams games. He's failed to produce when he has played. He is at best the 3rd or 4th best offensive threat on an enemic squad. This organization won't be in a position to win again until they can climb out from under that crippling contract they signed him to in 2010.

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