How long will Mauer stay at 1B
by, 03-07-2014 at 08:37 AM (864 Views)
When I first heard that Mauer was moved to 1st, I was thrilled. Then I started to wonder, why first base?
We have Arcia and Willingham in the corners. Mauer seems to be a better athlete and certainly has a better arm than both.
Sano is at 3B and has been described as a project there. I can't imagine him being a better athlete than Mauer, even at 30. I hear Sano has a good arm, but I am giving Mauer the nod there as well.
I can see Mauer playing 1B when he is 35, but he is 30 years old. The only thing that makes sense to me is 1B being a temporary position. We want Arcia and Sano to stick where we have them today and we want Willingham to audition in LF so we can potentially trade him to the NL.
It seems like the best place, both offensively and defensively for Mauer would be one of those three places. Is it just a matter of time before he is moved again?