5 Teams Who Should Pull Off Risky Joe Mauer Blockbuster before the Deadline

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5 Teams Who Should Pull Off Risky Joe Mauer Blockbuster before the Deadline
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Joe Mauer, the face of the Minnesota Twins' franchise and 2009 American League MVP, has been placed on waivers on Tuesday, according to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com.

Rosenthal suggested the Boston Red Sox as potential suitors for Mauer. As of yesterday, that suggestion seemed like a plausible option.

The Red Sox had just unloaded upwards of $275 million in the Adrian Gonzalez/Josh Beckett/Carl Crawford blockbuster, making it easier to take on high-priced players now or during the offseason.

As of Wednesday, the Red Sox are not in on Mauer. Jon Heyman of CBSsports.com broke the news on his Twitter feed.

 

Even though the Red Sox—a very logical suitor—are presumably out of the running for the talented catcher, there are five other teams that would be wise to put in a waiver claim on him.

While his power may be diminishing—making it a somewhat risky business venture—Mauer is still one of the better offensive backstops in the league.

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