Category Archives: Joe Mauer

Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins Agree on Massive Eight-Year, $184 Million Contract Extension

Minnesota Twins fans can now breathe a collective sigh of relief. The biggest drama of the offseason—Joe Mauer’s contract status (or lack thereof)—has finally come to an end. The Minnesota Twins have officially inked Mauer to an eight-year, $184 million … Continue reading

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2010 MLB Predictions: Ten Burning Questions for the Minnesota Twins

Spring has officially sprung for the Minnesota Twins. Pitchers and catchers for the defending American League Champions reported to Fort Myers, Florida, for Spring Training on Sunday. That means that the Twins incredible playoff run in 2009 is officially part … Continue reading

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Joe Mauer Grows a Spring Training Beard

Awesome. Simply awesome. I think we can safely assume that this will be the must-have facial accessory for every dude [and the occasional, overly-Nordic chick] in Minnesota this spring. I for one will be doing everything I can to muster … Continue reading

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Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins Reach Ten-Year Extension (or Maybe Not)

Joe Mauer has made it clear that he’d love to stay with the Twins for the foreseeable future. Earlier this afternoon WCCO-TV of Minneapolis/St. Paul reported that the ballclub had granted that wish by reaching a preliminary agree on a … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins: Offseason Options and Fans’ Optimism Dwindling Fast

Fans of the Minnesota Twins tend to be a nervous bunch. This is largely due to years of inactivity, false hope, and empty promises from the front office. It seems that every year we’re given a decry that implies “this … Continue reading

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Joe Mauer Tops Minnesota Twins All-Decade Team

As the first decade of the 2000s comes to a close, it seems like a fine time for a little reflection. The Twins have arguably been one of baseball’s best franchises during the past decade. Largely under the watch of … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins Gave Plenty to be Thankful for in 2009

Thanksgiving is upon us once again. We all know that Thanksgiving is supposed to be about families and turkeys and a rapidly-depleting supply of shopping days until Christmas. In the minds of baseball fans, Thanksgiving is just a pit stop … Continue reading

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Joe Mauer Wins American League MVP

Joe Mauer can now add American League Most Valuable Player to his already imposing resume. Mauer received 27 out of 28 first-place votes to runaway with the award. Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera received the other first-place vote but … Continue reading

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Joe Mauer’s Potential Trade Destinations, Minnesota’s Worst-Case Scenario

It’s almost time to let the real “Hot Stove Season” begin in earnest. Barring some unforeseen blunder by the Baseball Writers Association of America, Joe Mauer will be crowned the 2009 American League Most Valuable Player on Monday afternoon. When … Continue reading

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For the Minnesota Twins, Brandon Phillips is the Answer

In baseball, it’s not always easy to find the answers. To this day it seems that almost no pitchers have found the answer to Albert Pujols’ bat and no hitters—except Chase Utley—have found the answer for CC Sabathia’s left arm. … Continue reading

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Trio of Minnesota Twins All-Stars Urge Front Office to Pull the Trigger

As the clock continues ticking toward the Major League Baseball Trade Deadline, it is becoming apparent that fans of the Minnesota Twins aren’t alone in their desire to see the front office make a move. Last weekend, in the midst … Continue reading

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Out of His Element? Mauer Enters Home Run Derby

It was announced Friday that Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer will participate in the 2009 State Farm Home Run Derby. Mauer, a two-time batting champion, would seem an unlikely choice for the Derby, but he has already set a career … Continue reading

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