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Joe Mauer Trade Scenarios: 5 Reasons the Twins Should Deal Star Catcher
Peter G. Aiken-US PRESSWIRE

A couple years ago, the notion that the Minnesota Twins would trade Joe Mauer was pretty much unthinkable. They would never do that.

Nowadays, they just might. As Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reported, the Twins put Mauer on waivers in August. They didn't end up moving him, and it's very much debatable whether actually moving him was their plan all along. What's true either way is that placing a player on waivers in August is always a pretty good means to get an idea of how much trade value he has.

As such, the Twins could trade Mauer this winter if they are so inclined. There would only be two questions standing in their way.

One: Can they trade Mauer?

And two: Should they trade Mauer?

Whether or not they'll be able to find a taker for him is anyone's guess. That's ultimately dependent on the second question, and the answer to that one is fortunately pretty easy to formulate.

The answer is yes. The Twins most certainly should trade Mauer.

Here are five reasons why.

Note: Stats come from Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.

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