Mega Hunk Joe Mauer
Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:21 PM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:01 PM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:07 PM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:29 PM
Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:14 AM
Fun to see his bat start to show some flashes of it's old self. It would be nice for some more extra-base hits. But at this point, this is what Mauer is going to be and it is up to the rest of the guys behind him to drive him in when he gets on base.
Yep - still waiting for him to develop those 'man muscles' that his grandpa was talking about in Joe's Spotlight feature.
Joe would make a perfect 2 hole hitter if he was swifter on his feet.
Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:09 AM
Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:22 AM
I'll postulate that this is the effect of making sure he isn't catching every day. I really think having a another catcher on the team that can hit enough to be valuable maximizes Mauer's value. Doumit is a really good fit for him (and would be even better if he hit lefties better than righties). I've been meaning to look at the free agent catchers for next year and see if there is a similar fit.
You're saying trade Doumit and sign another FA?