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Even Joe Mauer’s grandfather is ripping Twins star over slump

Jake Mauer, the grandfather of Minnesota Twins homegrown star Joe Mauer, recently sat down for an interview with a Twin Cities blogger and admitted that he doesn’t blame the team’s fans for booing his grandson for a season-long slump. Grandpa Jake, something of a local celebrity, told David Shama’s Minnesota Sports Headlines that fans have […] The post Even Joe Mauer’s...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Mauer strains oblique muscle

MINNEAPOLIS -- Just when Twins first baseman Joe Mauer started heating up at the plate, he may miss some time with an injury. Mauer left Tuesday's game with a right oblique strain and will be evaluated further on Wednesday. The injury occurred in the fourth inning when Mauer lined a two-run double down the left field line. He grabbed his side after reaching second base but remained...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mauer looking like old self again at plate

MINNEAPOLIS -- There was a time earlier this season when Joe Mauer -- the former MVP, the face of the Minnesota Twins franchise, and the hometown kid -- was booed by the local fans. As the team struggled to score runs, Mauer was not producing at the plate the way fans had grown accustomed to seeing from the three-time batting champ. After a solid homestand against the White Sox that...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Teams Who Should Trade For Joe Mauer

The Minnesota Twins made a massive investment in Joe Mauer in 2010, giving him an eight-year, $184 million contact. Mauer is having the worst statistical season of his career and has transitioned from behind the plate to first base. If teams come calling, the Twins should listen. This is not a discussion about whether the Twins should have paid Mauer in 2010 or not. They had to sign...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

What Should the Minnesota Twins do with Joe Mauer?

Joe Mauer has quickly become one of the most overpaid players in Major League Baseball if you measure value and production to salary. The 2012 American League MVP, three time batting champion and three time Gold Glove winner is easily having  his worst season of his career. What do the Minnesota Twins do with him? The easy answer most fans, especially those in Minnesota, will be...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mauer adjusting well to life as Twins first baseman

One month into the 2014 season, Minnesota's Joe Mauer is still learning the ins and outs of his new position. For the most part, he's had to learn on the job. By this point, though, the former catcher has finally adjusted to being called a first baseman. "That seems fine now," Mauer said. "It's starting to stick, I guess." A concussion stemming from a foul tip last August forced...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Mauer hot contender for All-Star Break

Joe Mauer In less than three months, the Minnesota Twins will be hosting the All-Star Break at Target Field. The ballots were officially released on Friday, and for the first time in his career, Joe Mauer is listed as a potential player for first base. However, Mauer is facing tough competition this year for the All-Star spot, with other contenders being Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit...
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Everybody say ‘awwww’: Joe Mauer’s twin girls make Target Field debut (photos)

The Minnesota Twins may have been swept by the Oakland A’s after losing 6-1 on Thursday at Target Field, but at least first baseman Joe Mauer got to enjoy the pregame festivities and likely pocketed a memory that will last a lifetime. During a pregame ceremony, Mauer was joined on the field by his wife […] The post Everybody say ‘awwww’: Joe Mauer’s twin girls make Target...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mauer eager to try hand as full-time first baseman

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Joe Mauer can finally eat lunch. Consider it just one perk of Mauer's position change from catcher to first base, a decision that was made this offseason to keep the face of the Minnesota Twins franchise healthy and in the lineup. Now that Mauer doesn't have to deal with the daily rigors of catching and the extra work that goes into it before games, the former...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: 3 Up and 3 Down

Minnesota Twins: 3 Up and 3 DownThe Minnesota Twins have been flat out bad the last three years, a span in which they have lost at least 96 games each season. Their pitching has been awful, a major league low 477 strikeouts for the staff last year, and their hitting has been anemic, they ranked 25th in runs scored and batting average in 2013. The Twins plan to address their pitching...
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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