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The Boston Red Sox have coveted Minnesota Twins catcher ever since the hometown product was selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2001 MLB First Year Player Draft. It was not as if the Red Sox ever had a chance at drafting Mauer, as they did not even possess a pick in the first round that year, but they have always wanted Mauer in Boston.
After the Twins signed Mauer to an eight year contract extension worth $184 million in 2010, it appeared as if the Red Sox would never be able to acquire the player they most coveted.
But now, two years later, that dream could very well become a possibility.
That is, provided Boston is willing to assume Mauer’s hefty contract while satisfying Minnesota with a package of highly touted young prospects.
Basically, if the Red Sox still want Mauer as much as they once did, then the time is now for them to go out and get him.
The Twins have placed Mauer on waivers, and it is not yet known as to whether or not the Sox will put in a claim ...
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Minnesota Twins All-Star Joe Mauer was out of the starting lineup for the third straight night against Kansas City due to back spasms.
Drew Butera started at catcher for the second straight game Thursday night. Mauer's back tightened up before batting practice Tuesday.
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Whenever a big-time player hits revocable August waivers, it’s customary for some people to initially freak out, and then for other people to calm them down by saying that lots of players are put on revocable waivers and it doesn’t really mean anything. Obviously, as you know, that’s true. Most of your favorite players will have been put on waivers. Hardly anything will happen...
The Minnesota Twins have placed All-Star catcher Joe Mauer on trade waivers, according to a report by Fox Sports.
Wait, what? Joe Mauer, about to be dealt by his hometown team?
The report on the network's website late Tuesday, attributed to an unidentified ''major league source,'' was enough to raise eyebrows around the sport. It said the waivers on Mauer expired...
It wasn't long ago when Joe Mauer was considered the premier catcher in the game. He was a St. Paul native and the face of the franchise when the Twins rewarded him with a long term deal. Just one year later they put him on waivers to check out the landscape for dumping his salary. This happened less than a year after three other teams locked committed $200M+ to first basemen.
Another perennial All-Star has reportedly been placed on waivers in what has already been a wild August for Major League Baseball. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Twins placed Joe Mauer on trade waivers Tuesday. As is the case with any player being placed on waivers this time of year, there's three scenarios that could play out if a team decides to claim Mauer...
The Red Sox got out of debt with one big hand. Now is not the time to push the chips back into the middle of the table. When FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Wednesday that the Twins placed Joe Mauer on trade waivers, everyone immediately looked in the Red Sox' direction. They're the guys with the extra cash flow, and everyone wants to know how they're going to...
Twins outfielder Ben Revere was never going to catch Angels rookie Mike Trout for the American League batting title, but he did regain the lead among all Minnesota hitters with a four-hit performance Sunday against Texas.
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Felix Doubront has been claimed off of waivers by an unidentified team according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Rosenthal thinks this could be part of a deal that would send Doubront to the Twins for catcher Joe Mauer who was placed on waivers. Nick Cafardo reported that Doubront was place on waivers on August 17 so he would have cleared by now. Either Rosenthal or Cafardo...
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Joe Mauer, like 75% of the players in the league, was placed on waivers...