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Joe Mauer to try wearing sunglasses to improve pitch tracking

Joe Mauer has had a well-documented history with concussions, one that led him to move from catcher to first base following the 2013 season. However, according to a report by the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Mauer is set to experiment with a new way to deal with the after-effects of his concussions — sunglasses. The report indicates that Mauer has had lingering issues from his concussion...
Via The Comeback
34 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Mauer still dealing with lingering symptoms from 2013 concussion

After taking a couple rough foul balls off his mask in August 2013, Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer was shut down with a concussion for the rest of the season, shifting to first base full-time in 2014.The difference between Mauer before his concussion and after are stunning.From 2004 through 2013, the former first overall selection slashed .323/.405/.468, averaging 78 strikeouts per...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

No more catching for Joe Mauer, says Twins GM - and Mauer himself

Over the course of his now 12-year MLB career, Joe Mauer has spent 920 games at catcher - but he won't log any more innings there. That was the sentiment reiterated by the Twins over the weekend at the club's annual Fan Fest, at least.Mauer, 32, has three years and $69 million left on his contract, will solely be a first baseman as a result of the club's decision to shield him from...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Mauer wishes Royals' Alex Gordon signed with Nats

Twins star Joe Mauer made a joke to reporters this weekend that some Nationals fans may wish was the truth.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins GM confirms Joe Mauer will not catch again

Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan confirmed what we already knew: Joe Mauer’s catching days are over. The one-time All Star at the position returning to the backstop would simply be too risky from a health perspective, Ryan said. “If we would ever get any OK from a physician, we would consider it,” Ryan said Saturday during the team’s fan forum, via Mike Berardino...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Catchers going into 2016

Historically, the catcher has not been asked to do as much offensively as the rest of his teammates. It is a demanding position that beats up a body. Most elite offensive catchers eventually transition to first base or DH later in their careers. It happened to Mike Piazza, and it happened to Joe Mauer. Catcher […]
Via Baseball Essential
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Parise, Twins' Mauer take the ice with pediatric cancer patients

Although his team has struggled to find the net recently, Zach Parise and members of the Minnesota Wild scored points during a recent scrimmage with current or former patients of the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.Joined by Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer and former Wild defenseman Keith Ballard, Parise and several of his current teammates did their best to keep up...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Holiday wish list: Minnesota Twins

At 83-79, the 2015 Minnesota Twins made waves in the American League. They were in contention for a Wild Card spot until the final few days of the regular season, and while they ultimately fell short there are plenty of reasons for optimism for the future.Manager Paul Molitor did a great job with the Twins in his first season in town, and they could become even more of a player in...
Via Fox Sports
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the active players with most games played without a World Series appearance

Who are the active players with the most games played without a World Series appearance? Note: Clue is the player's first season of play.
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Byung Ho Park confident success in Korea will carry over to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- The pitchers waiting for Byung Ho Park in the major leagues will be much more difficult to hit than the opponents he faced in the Korean Baseball Organization.The Minnesota Twins have been scouting this slugger for more than a decade, though. They were undeterred by the price or the risk."We have a lot of conviction and belief that Byung Ho is going to be able to integrate...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

New Twins DH Byung Ho Park: 'Baseball is baseball'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Byung Ho Park will probably experience a sharp transition from Korean competition to Major League Baseball. Park and the Minnesota Twins are confident the 28-year-old slugger can handle it. Park summed up his belief Wednesday through an interpreter at his introductory news conference: ''Baseball is baseball.'' The Twins posted the highest bid last month to the...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Rebuilding the Red Sox: What Can You Do With $30 Million?

Look, I’m not the Oracle of Delphi. I’m not even that octopus that picked Super Bowl winners. I’m just a guy with spreadsheets. Predicting things is incredibly hard, and everyone is bad at predictions. That having been said, I love all the senseless guessing and off-chance predicting that comes with the offseason. It’s almost as much fun as seeing what teams actually do....
Via BP Boston
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins GM remains confident in Mauer

MINNEAPOLIS -- Once one of the game's great hitters, Joe Mauer hasn't been the same force in the batter's box for two years now. Mauer is coming off one of the worst offensive seasons of his career, but Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan believes he can return to being a difference-maker at the plate. "I don't want to put limits on Joe Mauer, but I certainly think he can...
Via Fox Sports North
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins GM remains confident in Mauer

MINNEAPOLIS -- Once one of the game's great hitters, Joe Mauer hasn't been the same force in the batter's box for two years now. Mauer is coming off one of the worst offensive seasons of his career, but Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan believes he can return to being a difference-maker at the plate. "I don't want to put limits on Joe Mauer, but I certainly think he can...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Farewells: The Minnesota Twins

A full-circle theme defined the preseason of the 2015 Minnesota Twins. Longtime manager Ron Gardenhire — who, it should be said, is still immensely popular in the North Star State — was gone. The team replaced him with Hall-of-Famer and former Twin Paul Molitor, a Minnesota native and, like Joe Mauer, Cretin-Derham Hall graduate. Fan favorite Torii Hunter returned to the Cities...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins GM: Mauer can be a .300 hitter again, will play 1B

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan says he believes Joe Mauer can return to .300 hitting after one of the worst offensive seasons of his career. Ryan addressed the media on Tuesday after the Twins wrapped up the season. He says Mauer will remain the first baseman going into the 2016 season after Mauer hit a career-worst .265 and struck out a career-high...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians Eliminated Overnight After Splitting Doubleheader

Cleveland and Minnesota split their doubleheader on Wednesday, but it would not be enough to prolong the Indians’ playoff hopes any longer, as a late rally from the Houston Astros over the Seattle Mariners reduced the Tribe’s elimination number to zero. So ends a season turnaround much too late for the Indians (78-79), who now may strive to take one last shot to ruin the Twins’...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Mauer on Twins win over Indians

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Via Fox Sports North
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Joey Votto on aging and changing his swing

“I don’t care about hitting home runs, I don’t care about any of that sort of stuff,” Joey Votto told me when I mentioned the stat. “I care about improving all of the facets of my game that can be repeatable and that age well.” And really, as great as his season has been this year, no quote better sums up the strides he’s made. One things we know that ages terribly...
Via Fangraphs
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Mauer: The Minnesota Twins MVP

Joe Mauer does not put up numbers that his $23 million salary suggest he should, but make no mistake, the three time American League batting champion is still the most valuable player on the Minnesota Twins, who find themselves playing meaningful September baseball for the first time since 2010. The 2014 season was a disaster as Mauer made the switch to first base full time. He slashed...
Via Baseball Essential
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins vs. Tigers preview

It's been a long career in Minnesota for Joe Mauer. Of his dozen years in a Twins uniform, the last four probably seemed like an eternity. However, meaningful September games are back on the schedule with Minnesota a surprise postseason contender. Mauer will try to help his team pull closer to the wild card while closing in on a career-long streak of his own as the Twins continue...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins vs. Tigers preview

It's been a long career in Minnesota for Joe Mauer. Of his dozen years in a Twins uniform, the last four probably seemed like an eternity. However, meaningful September games are back on the schedule with Minnesota a surprise postseason contender. Mauer will try to help his team pull closer to the wild card while closing in on a career-long streak of his own as the Twins continue...
Via Fox Sports North
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

JABO: The Transformation of Matt Carpenter

Over the last few years, Matt Carpenter developed into one of the game’s most underrated stars by exceeding at the skill set embodied by the likes of Mark Grace and Joe Mauer over the last few decades; be extremely selective at the plate, rarely strike out, hit a ton of line drives, and create value through elite levels of walks and doubles. From his rookie season of 2012 through...
Via Fangraphs
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Escobar hits 2 homers, Twins beat Rays for 6th straight win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Eduardo Escobar homered twice and Joe Mauer had a tiebreaking RBI single as Minnesota beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 Wednesday night for the Twins' sixth consecutive win. Minnesota has its longest winning streak away from home since a six-game stretch Aug. 14-26, 2007. The Twins are 6-3 entering the final game of a 10-game trip Thursday night. Escobar hit solo...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Escobar's power surge fuels Twins win over Rays, 5-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Eduardo Escobar homered twice and Joe Mauer had a tiebreaking RBI single as Minnesota beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Wednesday night for the Twins' sixth consecutive win. Minnesota has its longest winning streak away from home since a six-game stretch Aug. 14-26, 2007. The Twins are 6-3 entering the final game of a 10-game trip Thursday night. Escobar hit...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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