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mauer as dh or 3rd base?

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what do you guys think of this? everyone says with his height that he will be forced out of the catcher pos. sooner b4 later. redmond is a slightly above avg. defensive catcher, but i like having his bat in the lineup all of a sudden. i say keep heintz up, dh mauer a while or let joe-ma play C on redmonds days off or something like that. i'd like to keep him healthy for as long as possible.

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Mauer would make a great DH, but he's too young to have him do that yet, would ruin his self esteem. I think a perfect DH would be a twilight NL player like Griffey, Bonds and a couple years ago- McGwire. DHing would prolong a career 5 years for any of these above named players. Interestingly, I don't know if any of you guys caught that FSN special about Joe- he batted over .700 and only struck out once in High School. AMAZING. PS- how about an OF position? I think LF is a sore spot for the Twins

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I seen that fsn when he struck out he was depressed about it. It was the first time he had done that

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I'm sure he could adapt to almost any position.

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Play Joe in Left Field.

Redmond is too old to last behind the plate all year...he would have to be rotated frequently.

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he batted over .700 and only struck out once in High School.


I was at the game he struck out. State Tourney against Elk River. Paul Feiner struck him out. I went to high school with Paul's brother Kyle and that is all we talked about for a week. Oh yeah, Mauer took him deep opposite field the at bat before.

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Mauer is a great defensive catcher. He is only what 24,25 or 26. I know he has been injured often but I think we should keep him there awhile. Joe is what 6'5, I think he can last till his thirties playing catcher. I know Pudge is alot shorter but look at him still squattin especially after all those years in Texas when the heat was 95+. I think we should keep Joe at catcher for awhile.

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I'm sure he would do fine at 3rd, but I think he would great in right field. Typically, you put your best arm in right, and worst in left, then your best athelete in center. I just don't think catcher is the long-term solution for Mauer. We need to keep the best hitter in the game healthy year-round, having a player like Mauer hurt or taking a day off to rest from catching is not worth it. He needs to play EVERY game with a swing like that!

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Not taking anything away from Mauer. But only Cuddy's gun belongs in right.

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If Joe don't stop growing he is going to be a Point Guard.

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If Joe don't stop growing he is going to be a Point Guard.


Nice quote... They say he has grown 2 inches since coming to the majors shocked.gif He is too tall to catch for too long, I agree with the left field take.

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Mauer is a great defensive catcher. He is only what 24,25 or 26. I know he has been injured often but I think we should keep him there awhile. Joe is what 6'5, I think he can last till his thirties playing catcher. I know Pudge is alot shorter but look at him still squattin especially after all those years in Texas when the heat was 95+. I think we should keep Joe at catcher for awhile.


Remember one thing- Pudge never played tackle football from being a little boy on up to senior year of high school. Joes body has taken some abuse over his lifetime, if he isn't careful, his career might be over before 30

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