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#101 Tomj14

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 10:16 AM

 

Mauer is as half way as you can get......

 

and Rooker, Weil and Raley are the plan (all in the minors) if Kepler, Austin, Sano, Garver can't do it.......maybe Astudillo if he's still around. Or Gimenez can play 1B, I'm sure.

I can't see the Twins thinking Garver is in their plans for 1B, he has started 3 games there in two years and that was 2017.

I am not saying he shouldn't, I am saying I don't think the Twins plan is for that.

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 03:26 PM

As pointed out in last night’s game thread:

2018
Joe Mauer .273/.345./371
Robbie Grossman .260/.350/.367

Virtually identical.

Is there also a “looming Robbie Grossman decision?”
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#103 twins_89

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 04:26 PM

 

As pointed out in last night’s game thread:

2018
Joe Mauer .273/.345./371
Robbie Grossman .260/.350/.367

Virtually identical.

Is there also a “looming Robbie Grossman decision?”

 

Without his Minnesota ties and history with the team would there even be a debate about bringing Mauer back. How attractive would a 36 year old 1B/DH coming off a season with an OPS in the low .700s actually be if he wasn't named Joe Mauer?

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#104 Twins33

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 04:56 PM

As pointed out in last night’s game thread:
2018
Joe Mauer .273/.345./371
Robbie Grossman .260/.350/.367
Virtually identical.
Is there also a “looming Robbie Grossman decision?”

I hope Grossman is already decided and the answer is "bye!"

If I'm forced to have one or the other I'm picking Mauer every time. Makes no sense to have both when it's hard enough to just have one of them.
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Posted 13 September 2018 - 08:59 AM

bit surprised this didn't get posted yet.

 

https://mlb.nbcsport...ter-the-season/


#106 yarnivek1972

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 09:20 AM

bit surprised this didn't get posted yet.

https://mlb.nbcsport...ter-the-season/


From the article:

despite how a concussion had already derailed the career of teammate Joe Mauer,


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#107 Rosterman

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 09:22 AM

Who's on first? If the Twins seriously want to consider Sano for 1st base, he should be playing there instead of Arianza or Gimenez or anyone not named Mauer. Of course, helps if Sano isn't injured.

 

Salary is the Big Issue. Be interesting to see if he gets offers from other teams. If he doesn't, the Twins Way will be "how low will he go."

 

Be interesting to see how he will fit into the organization longterm.

 

It would be nice to have known if this would happen, though. The Fan Love would be great for his final games!

 

 

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#108 D. Hocking

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 11:11 AM

Joe does not exactly love doing interviews, and this might mean nothing, but the fact he did this in-depth (for him) interview with Koskie (not to mention his statement to LaVelle) makes me think he is getting ready to say good bye.

 

https://anchor.fm/li...er&sf92548376=1