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    Baer: Time to Appreciate Mauer

    ESPN's SweetSpot's Bill Baer wrote a nice article about Joe Mauer. Their comments are funny too.

    Time to appreciate Joe Mauer - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN

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    Fun stat that I don't see that often, since Joe Mauer came in to the league in 2004 he is ranked 15th in the league in RBI % (% of runners on driven in).

    RBI %

    Rank Player Runners On Runs Batted In Home Runs RBI Pct.
    1 Aramis Ramirez 3384 872 251 18.35
    2 Ryan Braun 2412 643 202 18.28
    3 Miguel Cabrera 4133 1061 309 18.2
    4 Ryan Howard 3415 920 300 18.16
    5 Vladimir Guerrero 3213 794 215 18.02
    6 Victor Martinez 3239 720 141 17.88
    7 Magglio Ordonez 2570 570 116 17.67
    8 Garret Anderson 2264 493 94 17.62
    9 Albert Pujols 3931 1053 361 17.6
    10 David Ortiz 3836 987 312 17.6
    11 Bobby Abreu 3577 780 151 17.58
    12 Manny Ramirez 2747 691 208 17.58
    13 Michael Young 3776 801 143 17.43
    14 Matt Holliday 3692 872 229 17.42
    15 Joe Mauer 2839 587 94 17.37

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    Ugh. Those comments.

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    Thanks for the link, Seth. The article is informative and the comments are entertaining to say the least.

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    Joe Mauer has never played in a playoff game win. Strange isn't it?
    This comment brought to you from the Rosedale Mall studio by Hamm's Beer, brewed in the land of sky blue waters.

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    it's unfortunate you need to have a facebook account now to comment there

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    184 million dollar players are, by definition, not underappreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boom Boom View Post
    184 million dollar players are, by definition, not underappreciated.
    That probably depends on who's doing the appreciating. I doubt you're writing his checks.

    Just because your boss tells you that you are a hard worker don't expect when you come home your wife will tell you the same thing.
    Last edited by nicksaviking; 12-18-2012 at 01:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    That probably depends on who's doing the appreciating. I doubt you're writing his checks.

    Just because your boss tells you that you are a hard worker don't expect when you come home your wife will tell you the same thing.
    I don't know what we can do to appreciate Mauer more. Throw rose petals at his feet? Gold, frankencense, and myrrh?

    I think Joe's doing OK and I don't think he sweats the haters too much.

    I don't think we need to start the Joe Mauer Foundation for Underappreciated Millionaires.
    Last edited by Boom Boom; 12-18-2012 at 01:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boom Boom View Post
    I don't know what we can do to appreciate Mauer more. Throw rose petals at his feet? Gold, frankencense, and myrrh?

    I think Joe's doing OK and I don't think he sweats the haters too much.

    I don't think we need to start the Joe Mauer Foundation for Underappreciated Millionaires.
    Yeah, that seems about right. It's hard to say he's under appreciated considering that the last two years have made it clear he's not the best catcher in baseball anymore (although he could become the best one again). He's a great player and probably going to the HOF. A few bounce back seasons and he's one of the top five catchers of all time.

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    Thank you ESPN comments, I've learned that WAR is not calculated, merely conjured up out of thin air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iastfan112 View Post
    Thank you ESPN comments, I've learned that WAR is not calculated, merely conjured up out of thin air.
    WAR is based on math and sorcery, not necessarily in that order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    WAR is based on math and sorcery, not necessarily in that order.
    I think its the integral of the OWL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePuck View Post
    it's unfortunate you need to have a facebook account now to comment there
    Its a shame. Keith Law used to answer to comments in his blogs. He has said that is now a thing of past unless they go back to the old comment format.

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    The comments are not nearly as fun as the comments you get in the star tribune articles

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    Thanks, Seth. I also enjoyed this article on Mauer published towards the end of last season in ESPN the magazine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    WAR is based on math and sorcery, not necessarily in that order.

    Let me put on my robe and wizard hat...
    Better looking with the lights out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drunksam View Post
    Let me put on my robe and wizard hat...
    Sam's profile doesn't seem right without a Fuhrer rank.

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    Reading the comments I learned that Mauer would only be a good hitter if he hit 7th. LOL

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    Time to appreciate Joe Mauer - AGREED. Read the posts on these boards during the season....Mauer can't hit for power, Mauer won't switch positions, Mauer grounds into too many DP's, Joe Mauer does not deserve $23M, trade Joe Mauer now....negative, negative, negative. Joe Mauer WILL be a HOFer. Lets appreciate him for what he does, not what he doen't do. He is pretty good!

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