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Joe Mauer played a career-high 147 games last season after playing just 82 games in 2011. In fact, Mauer has actually registered at least 550 plate appearances in six of the last eight years, falling short in 2007 (471 PA in 109 games) and 2011. He’s even topped 600 plate appearances three times in the last five years and four times overall. I’d still classify Mauer as an injury-prone player, but I was surprised by how many games he’s actually been healthy for.I was also surprised that Mauer, the man who has challenged for and won batting titles for the past seven years on the strength of great plate discipline and strong contact, actually posted best line drive rate of his career in 2012 (25.0%). And — fun fact! — did you know that Mauer has walked more than he’s struck out in six of the last seven years with 2011′s injury-riddled numbers the only year he failed to do it?Mauer will be 30 years old this April and at this point you know exactly what he is. I’m just glad that even at ...
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FORT MYERS, Fla. Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer hopes to have a brief but productive stay with one team and a successful run to a championship with another this spring training.
Mauer, a Minnesota native who spends part of his offseason at his Fort Myers home, will get less time than usual at his second home because he's playing...
This was supposed to be an active off season for the Minnesota Twins, especially on the free agent market. After a slow start, it became apparent that the team wasn’t going to be making much of a splash. Then, after making a couple trades, they started to make some moves in the free agent market, and they were horrifying. Kevin Correia for how much? Mike Pelfrey? Rich Harden? All...
This has been a pretty wild and exciting off-season for baseball nerds. A lot of big names have changed teams. Some of the biggest moves include:
Both Uptons are in Atlanta now. Along with Jason Heyward they have a pretty sweet Soul Patrol™ going.
The Blue Jays have all of the Marlins' players except Stanton now as well as batting champ steroid monster Melky Cabrera...
Just two days into spring training, the Minnesota Twins have already added to the roster.
The Twins on Thursday signed left-hander Rafael Perez to a minor league contract, the team announced. The 30-year-old Perez will report to camp in Fort Myers, Fla., on Saturday.
Perez missed most of the 2012 season with a left shoulder injury and eventually had surgery on the shoulder in September...
In 2012 the White Sox had the Twins number, going 14-4 against them on the season. I wish we could erase the 19-8 loss in September (you know, the game where Hawk just left the broadcast) and call it 14-3, but alas, we cannot.
Considering the Twins finished in the AL cellar (for the second year in a row) and lost 96-games, the fact that we lost to them at all is baffling …...