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Old 11-11-2013, 01:13 PM
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Default Twins Moving Mauer to First Base Permanently

According to ESPN.com, Minnesota has announced today that Joe Mauer will play first base permanently beginning next season.

Can he still visit the mound three or four times an inning? Maybe now the Sox-Twins games will be quicker.
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:24 PM
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The Twins are now paying $23 Million a year for a slightly better Mark Grace. I know they HAD to keep him at all costs, but yeesh.

Wilson Ramos for Matt Capps is looking worse and worse.
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:27 PM
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The Twins are now paying $23 Million a year for a slightly better Mark Grace. I know they HAD to keep him at all costs, but yeesh.
$23 million per year tied up in a small market/light spending team's payroll too. Mauer got paid based on his ability to produce at a high level at a premium position. The fact that he was a hometown guy and a fan favorite was just gravy. At 1B, he doesn't have nearly enough power to justify that high cost. He will also be tying up 1B on the Twins for many years which will preclude them from adding a power bat at that position.
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:38 PM
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Now he's an overpaid 1B instead of an overpaid C.
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:48 PM
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They should have done this 4 years ago, but it's the Twins so I hope it blows up on them.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:03 PM
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why do you need to announce this in November? Now they can go ahead and consolidate the rest of their roster by announcing that someone like Drew Butera will be the starting catcher.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:50 PM
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Now he's an overpaid 1B instead of an overpaid C.
Now he's incredibly overpaid instead of just overpaid.
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:30 PM
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Can he still visit the mound three or four times an inning?
There is nothing in the rules to prevent his from joining in on the Mound visits.

I'm waiting for the first time the Pitcher starts his delivery while Mauer is strolling towards the Mound.....
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