JOE MAUER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Twins' Mauer to serve as All-Star Game ambassador

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has played in six All-Star Games during his 11-year career. Regardless of whether he's voted into the game this year, Mauer will add another All-Star appearance to his resume as the 2014 All-Star Ambassador. The Twins will host this year's All-Star Game at Target Field in mid-July, and Mauer will serve as the team'...
Via Fox Sports North
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shields undone by defense as Royals fall to Twins 7-1

MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the season and free-agent acquisition Ricky Nolasco earned his first win for the Minnesota Twins in a 7-1 victory Saturday over the Kansas City Royals. A day after getting his first RBI of the year, Mauer drove in three more runs against Kansas City starter James Shields. Brian Dozier had a leadoff homer for Minnesota, which has...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
5 days ago  |  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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

CB Bucknor strikes out Joe Mauer on terrible call off plate (GIF)

Sometimes that CB Bucknor just gets a little overeager while serving as a homeplate umpire. Thursday was one of those days. During the top of the ninth inning in the Minnesota Twins-Chicago White Sox game, Bucknor punched out Joe Mauer on a breaking ball that was well off the plate. Mauer was already struggling entering […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Not buying the Jason Bartlett chemistry angle

Jason Bartlett's comeback attempt after sitting out 2013 was a curiosity when Spring Training began. And when the NRI invite by the Minnesota Twins turned into a spring without any hits, the thought was the comeback attempt was doomed as much as Abreu's was with the Phillies. But despite a 3 for 36 spring, Bartlett has made the Twins!? This linked article describes the...
Via The Flagrant Fan
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Video: Kent Hrbek teaches Joe Mauer how to play 1st base

The Minnesota Twins are absolutely on fire today. First, the prank video on Mike Pelfrey and now an awesome season promo video featuring Twins' legend Kent Hrbek teaching converted catcher Joe Mauer how to play first base.Your browser does not support iframes.Hrbek is probably best known, nationally, for pulling Ron Gant of the Atlanta Braves off first base for an out during...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Filling Mauer’s shoes

Joe Mauer When 6-time All-Star player Joe Mauer announced that he was moving to first base permanently due to concussion-related issues, it has been debated who will step up and fill his shoes as catcher for the Minnesota Twins. Prospects for the position include Josmil Pinto, Chris Herrmann, Eric Fryer, and Kurt Suzuki. In this article I’ll look at each of the prospects for the...
Via isportsweb.com
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The great draft debate: Joe Mauer vs. Yadier Molina as your fantasy backstop

Joe Mauer and Yadier Molina have found themselves atop the final catcher ranks for a number of seasons due to their production on the field, that fact remains this season but it is buoyed by the fact that at a position where even the best players are forced to take a day off these two are scheduled for regular at bats. Having a catcher who isn’t going to sap your stats in more...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
March 15, 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...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via isportsweb.com
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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