Joe Mauer Topic Page

Mauer signs 8 year deal

Published: Mar 21, 2010 5:13 PM

After a long offseason of negotiations, and a couple early spring false alarms, the Twins and Joe Mauer have finally agreed to an 8 year $184 million deal.

Mauer doesn't win HR derby

Published: Jul 14, 2009 6:40 AM

Joe Mauer didn't embarrass himself Sunday night in the home run derby, but he didn't have enough to advance into the 2nd round. He ended up bopping 5 homers in the first round, which landed him in a swing-off with Carlos Pena and Albert Pujols to advance to the 2nd round. Pujols advanced, but Mauer proved he can keep up with the more notable long ball hitters in baseball.

Can Joe Mauer win the HR Derby?

Published: Jul 11, 2009 12:42 PM

photo With more notorious home run hitters like Justin Morneau, Mark Teixeira and Josh Hamilton declining their invitations to participate in this year's home run derby, the door has opened for Joe Mauer to participate in his first derby.

Mauer has certainly shown an increase in power, already amassing a career-high 15 home runs on the season, but throughout his 5+ year career he's been more of a single & double hitter. A common thought has always been that Mauer could hit more home runs if he chose to sacrifice some average and on-base percentage. He'll now get a chance to prove that.

Mauer Officially Activated

Published: May 01, 2009 1:56 PM

Joe Mauer is now officially on the active roster, which of course was expected today. Juan Morillo, who had a horrible relief outing surrounded by a couple OK appearances since being claimed off waivers a couple weeks ago, was outrighted to AAA Rochester to make room for Mauer.

Weekend preview & Mauer's return

Published: Apr 24, 2009 6:25 AM

The Twins enter the series at Cleveland with a 7-9 record, which puts them just 1.5 games behind Chicago, Detroit and Kansas City for the division lead. Cleveland is just a game behind the Twins. The Twins are fortunate to have the record they have, considering they've played much worse than that in terms of runs scored (66) vs. runs allowed (97).

The pitching matchups for the weekend:

Friday: Nick Blackburn, RHP (0-1, 5.71) vs. __Fausto Carmona, RPH (1-2, 7.88) Saturday: Kevin Slowey, RHP (2-0, 5.89) vs. Carl Pavano, RHP (0-2, 9.69) Sunday: Glen Perkins, LHP (1-1, 1.50) vs. Aaron Laffey, LHP (1-0, 2.19)

All-Star Recognition

Published: Jun 23, 2008 9:22 PM

Much to my surprise, Joe Mauer, took the lead in All-Star balloting for AL Catchers in today's weekly update of the vote totals. He's narrowly edging out Boston's Jason Varitek. It's not the Mauer doesn't deserve to be the starting catcher in the mid-summer classic--he certainly does. It's just that past years have taught us that big market teams (and older veteran players) have a significant advantage in the fan-based voting.

2008 Projection: Joe Mauer

Published: Mar 23, 2008 9:19 PM

I've done projections for all the pitchers, now it's time to get to the hitters before the season begins. We start with the catcher, Joe Mauer. As with pitchers, let's start by taking a look at the ZiPS projection for 2008 as well as his past two seasons.

2003 - Present: Catcher

Published: Jan 06, 2008 1:12 PM

This is part 1 of a series of pieces over the next couple weeks that will take a position-by-position look at the Twins over the past five seasons. You'll see how the team has changed, where they went right and where they went wrong in personnel decisions.

Chelsea Cooley

Published: Jun 26, 2006 9:34 PM

Over the past few weeks more people have arrived at this site with the search phrase "chelsea cooley joe mauer" than any other phrase. Other than a snippet that appeared in the clubhouse section recently I don't really have any content that covers the topic. It's not something I'm too concerned about, and I don't really understand people's fascination with celebrity couples, but I aim to please. So, here's a rundown of all I know about Chelsea Cooley, who according to the Pioneer Press is dating Joe Mauer on a "semi-regular basis".

Failed Opportunities

Published: Jun 06, 2006 11:56 PM

The Twins picked up 10 hits in the Tuesday's game, but 7 of them came from two batters—Mauer and Kubel. Let's start out with the postitives. In the 5th inning the Twins scored their first run. Jason Kubel singled and Joe Mauer doubled to drive him in. That was the only run until the 8th when Jason Kubel hit a solo homer.