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Mauer shouldn't have started the season

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08:10 AM ET 04.29 | Though Joe Mauer is down 15 pounds and hasn't been running or throwing, he believes he's turning a corner from a place that, looking back, probably shouldn't have included Opening Day. Mauer had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in mid-December and played in just eight spring training games, going 6-for-20 with four walks. "He wasn't strong enough to handle everyday catching," [head trainer Rick] McWane said. ... "Once the season started, he started to wear down. "Then he got sick on top of that. We've had a couple guys get sick. So it was just a perfect storm of several things that happened at same time." Mauer agreed that he had a "pretty accelerated spring training." "I thought I got myself to a point where once we got to the season, my legs would continue to get stronger and get to where I needed to get to," he said. "And it just kind of went the other way."

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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April 29, 2011  08:39 AM ET

Hindsight is always 20-20. No sense in getting caught up in woulda, shoulda, coulda they just need to get through this and get him back.

April 29, 2011  08:44 AM ET
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Hindsight is always 20-20. No sense in getting caught up in woulda, shoulda, coulda they just need to get through this and get him back.

Morning Mongo. Looks like everyone must be following the wedding.


BALLS!!!

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April 29, 2011  08:46 AM ET
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Morning Mongo. Looks like everyone must be following the wedding.BALLS!!!

Morning Clem. Yes could be, not much interesting in the way of topics here today.

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April 29, 2011  08:59 AM ET
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Morning Mongo

Morning Lou.

April 29, 2011  09:00 AM ET
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Morning Mongo

Lou. Your usual is ready. Code word: Amtrak.

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April 29, 2011  09:23 AM ET

'Morning all. It sounds like Mauer has a while before he's back in the line up.

April 29, 2011  09:58 AM ET

The way the Twins started this season, they should make sure Mauer is totally healthy before he is back, no need to screw something up and him not be able to play again period.
Twins fans may have to consder this season a big learning process as their pitching has been terrible. Granted it is early and they aren't that far back, but need to be careful with Mauer.

April 29, 2011  10:21 AM ET

The Twins were abused by the Rays yesterday. If they don't get some peiople healthy, they'll be out of it before they know it.

April 29, 2011  10:25 AM ET
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The Twins were abused by the Rays yesterday. If they don't get some peiople healthy, they'll be out of it before they know it.

Twice. They made Ben Zobrist look like Hank Aaron. The Twins don't have anyone in the clubhouse to kick this teams ****. Gardy won't do it. Mauer's quiet.

April 29, 2011  11:55 AM ET

Another Mauer thread? Are you kidding me? Who does the Tribe have to kill to get a thread?

April 29, 2011  02:26 PM ET
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Twice. They made Ben Zobrist look like Hank Aaron. The Twins don't have anyone in the clubhouse to kick this teams ****. Gardy won't do it. Mauer's quiet.

wonder how much Punto is missed on the bench and in the clubhouse

April 29, 2011  04:16 PM ET

zzzzz

April 29, 2011  05:53 PM ET

Getting the top of the order back and healthy would be nice, but the pitching is sucking sheet through a straw and until that changes, nothing else really matters.

April 29, 2011  05:53 PM ET

Go Angels!

 
April 30, 2011  12:27 AM ET
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wonder how much Punto is missed on the bench and in the clubhouse

Um... yeah. Punto being gone is the reason they are bad. Really...

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