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It's Our Turn: Appreciate Mauer for what he is

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Those who follow the Minnesota sports scene on Twitter know there is a popular debate amongst Twins fans surrounding Joe Mauer.

There is a vocal segment of the fan base that places much of the blame on him for three straight 96-plus loss seasons. He doesn’t hit enough home runs or play through injuries. He doesn’t drive in enough runs, and he eats up too much of the payroll with his $23 million a year salary.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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