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Will Boston bite on Mauer?

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08:11 AM ET 08.29 | Only days removed from an organizational shift, Boston may have a decision on its hands. Here's the first test for the [Red Sox], the first chance for general manager Ben Cherington to demonstrate what his newfound commitment to "discipline" in player acquisitions truly means. The Minnesota Twins placed catcher Joe Mauer on trade waivers Tuesday, according to a major-league source. The Red Sox not only have long-standing interest in Mauer, but also purged more than $275 million in contract obligations last week in their mega-deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. If the Sox truly intend to be more disciplined ... let's see where they will draw the line. Let's see them pass on Mauer, a player who once was their Holy Grail.

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August 29, 2012  08:12 AM ET

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August 29, 2012  08:22 AM ET

I thought A-Gon was their Holy Grail?

August 29, 2012  08:23 AM ET

Aceves can't close.

August 29, 2012  08:24 AM ET
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Aceves can't close.

He can't even close a frickin door!

August 29, 2012  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Aceves can't close.

He needs to go...like yesterday.

August 29, 2012  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Aceves can't close.

And this surprises you?

August 29, 2012  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Aceves can't close.

I am so glad the Yanks dumped him.

August 29, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Well the Red Saux certainly have enough cap room to pick up Mauer! Talk about being at a Kansas City Royal payroll!

August 29, 2012  09:15 AM ET
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I thought A-Gon was their Holy Grail?

I thought it was Nick Punto................

August 29, 2012  09:16 AM ET
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I thought it was Nick Punto................

Punto acts like he was the key player in the deal to LA.

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August 29, 2012  09:20 AM ET
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Mauer only has value if he catches full time......can't have a 1st baseman or DH hitting 10 hrs a year and making 23 million dollars

The Twins would have to eat at least $8M a year on that deal before I would even consider it. Either that or they would have to take John Lackey in return.

August 29, 2012  09:21 AM ET

The Sox need to think about trading for him, because if the Twinkles are willing to get rid of their franchise player, they must know he is about through.

August 29, 2012  09:25 AM ET

Would be a strange move for the Twins, this season Mauer has played well overall, if he went to Boston and their smaller field he would probably hit more homeruns and would probably pepper the Monster constantly, he is not done and still has many productive years in front of him

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August 29, 2012  09:51 AM ET

What sense does it make to get rid of some of your bad contracts, only to replace them with more bad contracts? Mauer isn't player he was a few years ago.

 
August 29, 2012  09:52 AM ET

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