shocked...didn't know he was sick. A GREAT day for baseball when both he and Ripken entered the HOF...might never be another duo like that again...played hard' played clean and stayed with the original team throughout. Sad day for baseball and its fans. Wonder what the Padres organization has planned?
Once thought Mauer was a lock but now I'm not so sure. He has that cumbersome contract but he could be moved. He is having a terrible year so far...snapping out of it a bit this weekend. If Joe Mauer is going to hit .250 with zero power and very few RBI, he stops being untouchable.
I agree it would be very difficult to move him...particularly now if he is starting to decline some...however anyone can be moved for the right price. There will always be Yankees and Dodgers teams willing to grossly overpay to get their man.
I hope Joe M picks it up and makes his usual contributions to the Twins, so that they won't have to be concerned about moving him. Plus he's a hometown boy. He's a potential HOFer if he can maintain his excellence for a few more solid seasons. What might not be in his favor anymore is that he isn't catching and he has no power and marginal run production. He is essentially an opposite field slap hitter. But there's still time to put up HOF numbers.
Speaking of being moved for the right price: Alex Rodriguez is getting back in shape for next season. How much do you think the Yankees would be willing to pay to get another team to take him off their hands?
stephenjames1979 wrote: Speaking of being moved for the right price: Alex Rodriguez is getting back in shape for next season. How much do you think the Yankees would be willing to pay to get another team to take him off their hands?
Lord I hope so. He,Beltran and Soriano who are ready for Social Security next year will eating up most of their payroll and hold them back for at least 2015 and 2016. Add to that a beat up Severna Park Boy and a CF who is hurt every other season that team could be bringing up the rear for a couple of seasons.