An American baseball catcher, Joe Mauer earned fame as a member of the Minnesota Twins
. An exceptional athlete, Mauer excels both at the plate and behind it. Mauer finished the 2006 regular season with a .347 batting average, becoming the first-ever American League catcher to win the crown and the first catcher to claim the title since Ernie Lombardi in 1942 with the Boston Braves.
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A columnist's awful suggestion would put Joe Mauer back in life-altering danger. No ballplayer in Twins' franchise history inspires more hot sports takes than Joseph Patrick Mauer. So far, Mauer has played the role of wunderkind, of veteran stalwart, and now of struggling former star. Some fans and columnists call him washed up, overpaid, soft, and gutless. Others point out that, when healthy ...Hitting Projections Review
Matthew Pouliot looks at how his hitting projections ended up in the first of two review columns.Offseason Outlook: Minnesota Twins
After an extended run atop the AL Central last decade, the Twins turned in their fourth consecutive 90-loss season and saw many of their top prospects sidelined by injury. Guaranteed Contracts Joe Mauer, 1B: $92MM through 2018 Ricky Nolasco, RHP: ? Continue reading ?Hughes leads the way among Twins GIBBY nominees
Right-hander Phil Hughes bounced back in a big way in his first season with the Twins, as he emerged as one of the best pitchers in the American League. As a result, he's one of six nominees for the Twins for the 2014 GIBBY Awards, as he's up for Breakout Pitcher. Shortstop/center fielder Danny Santana was also nominated for Top Rookie.Ranking catchers for 2015
Ranking the catchers for the 2015 season, and be warned the position lacks depth and sizzle.Chart: The bottom line on Twins 2015 payroll
Jared Burton has been a reliable setup reliever for the Twins the past few years, but they have to decide if he is worth $3.6 million to retain in 2015.American League offseason preview
Your team by team guide to each club's biggest contract hurdles, potential free-agent defections, and desperate, aching, bleeding needs. Los Angeles Angels (98-64) Biggest free agent : Jason Grilli Biggest contract decision : Garrett Richards' first year of arbitration Bleeding need : A reliable starting pitcher, because C.J. Wilson is only being paid like one at this point. The Angels had the ...Proactive manager would be ideal for Twins
I want someone who is going to deal with the players in a real way, not with worn-out clichés.TwinsCentric: What will Twins' identity be going forward?
How can Minnesota emulate the AL's finalists?Souhan: Postseason rewards brains over bucks
When the Star Tribune ran a story on Monday detailing the Twins? plans to avoid big-ticket free agents this winter, the response was furious and predictable.
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Joe was a highly touted quarterback coming out of high school, and was expected to accept a scholarship to play QB at Florida State before being swayed by his hometown team, the Minnesota Twins.
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