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.