Why Mauer caught such flak over the course of his career while Whalen remained universally beloved.
If this is it for Mauer, he’s going out strong.
They’re little advertisements that have to accomplish the task of not looking too tacky or flashy, but also being visible enough to register with the viewer.
The team’s 13-victory improvement over 2014 and the first winning season since 2010 provides some hope that better days are ahead.
Joe Mauer’s accomplishments as a catcher through age 30 are nearly unmatched in the history of baseball. Then came the season-ending concussion in 2013.
Along Hamline Avenue, starting up around St. Clair and down to Randolph, many of the buildings, streets and businesses you will encounter are named for someone from the area.
By moving Mauer up from No. 3 and sliding everyone else behind him up one spot as well, the team give san extra 15 to 20 plate appearances to each of the lineup’s best hitters.
Off-season outlook: Stats prove his strong performance, though he’ll never satisfy those who think homers and RBIs are the best way to judge a hitter.
Replacing replacement-level players is a step in the right direction.
It took 13 batting-practice throws for Joel Zumaya to show why he was available to the Twins for a non-guaranteed, incentive-laden deal.