5 Cheaper 1Bs, Cs and DHs Who Could Replace Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau

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5 Cheaper 1Bs, Cs and DHs Who Could Replace Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau
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With the season's end in sight and countless people responsible for another embarrassing Twins season, the M&M Boys of Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau have had solid seasons and clearly are not the issue.

Or are they?

The duo of Mauer and Morneau has combined for a .295 BA, 26 HR, 141 RBI, 125 R and solid defense.  Not bad at all.  However, the Twins pay them a combined $38 million this season.  With a team whose biggest problem has been pitching, spending over one-third of their payroll on two hitters who are combining for pretty good numbers does not cut it.

The following is a list of first basemen, catchers and designated hitters that are cheaper than the M&M Boys and quite capable of filling their roles on the Twins.

This article does not take into account contract status of players with their teams.  It stands as a "what if" scenario illustrating capable players that are more affordable than Mauer and Morneau.

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