Here are two thoughts.First, I hope we don't hear "rumors / rumblings" 14 months from now that he's considering returning.Maybe 1 in 20 of those turn out well.
No chance. Joe Mauer is so low-drama and anti-diva he'd never be able to do it. I mean, this is a guy who gets crucified regularly on KFAN for being too boring (and let's be honest, because he no interest in doing media appearances with Dan Barreiro). he just doesn't have the ego in him to try to reappear on the stage after being retired for a year or two. Especially since you know that the number one reason he's hanging it up is because he doesn't want to get another concussion and risk long-term health problems.