08-30-2012, 01:04 AM #61
08-30-2012, 02:45 PM #62
08-31-2012, 09:55 AM #63
- Nobody knows the complete list of who is put on waivers, as it is supposed to be "secret". Big names sneak out because they are big names. Were Pujols, Howard, or Fielder put on waivers? The proverbial "everybody is put on waivers" is a huge ASSUMPTION that everybody makes. Truth is, we don't know for sure.
- If the Twins put Mauer on waivers without at least discussing with Mauer first, they are fools. You run the risk of alienating your best player at the start of a long term contract with a no-trade clause. If Mauer wasn't on board with the move, they could have a player and PR disaster on their hands.
- The fact that Joe did not get moved leads me to believe this was a trolling expedition by both the team and Mauer to see if there was anybody close to making a move for him. It looks to me like they may both be laying the groundwork for a potential move, possibly as early as this offseason.
That being said, I do not believe Joe will be moved. Too many local variables to keep him here.