Tag:Joe Mauer
Posted on: December 10, 2009 8:47 pm

I Believe In.......

America. Babies. God. Love. Joe Mauer. I also believe money corrupts weak people. I don't know if Joe Mauer is a strong man, but I know the Twins, as a franchise, would be dealt a CRUSHING blow if they let this guy go. More than Johan Santana, Torii Hunter, Guzman, Koskie, Milton, Radke, whoever. Do what you have to go, devote literally half your payroll to this kid if need be. Keeping Joe Mauer keeps the Twins alive. Same way the Cardinals need Albert Pujols. It's not common, as we all know, for a superstar player to remain in one place for their entire careers. Shaq is on team number four. Brett Favre team number three. Roger Clemens played for four teams, Pedro five. It goes on and on. A much shorter list is iconic players starting one place, and ending there as well. Jeter will do it. Pujols, Mauer, maybe. I hope so. Good fans deserve to see that. The Pohlads were notoriously cheap owners, and the Twins still win the Central every other year it seems. Ron Gardenhire gets the most out of these guys, stresses fundamentals, all sunshine and rainbows. As a Red Sox fan of this generation, I might never see a guy start here and finish here. I thought at one point Nomar would, and we all know what happened there. I would love to see the Lesters/Youks/Pedroias/Ellsburys of the world stay here always. Chances all four finish in Boston, 1 in 100. My grandfather saw Teddy Williams, Bobby Doerr, and Dom Dimaggio start to finish. My Dad Yaz, Jim Rice and Dewey Evans do the same thing. Even though I am not a Twins fan, have no affiliation to the state and probably will never go to Minnesota, I am a baseball fan and will always be concerned as to the welfare of my favorite sport. I live and breathe baseball. As a fan, I would love to see Joe Mauer stay home, and someday even win a title for Minny (unless at the expense of my BoSox). Give the guy the contract extension he deserves, don't let him get to free agency if you can help it. Seeing this guy in a Boston uni or in evil pinstripes would suck. 
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