Pros and Cons of the Boston Red Sox Pulling off a Joe Mauer Blockbuster Trade

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Pros and Cons of the Boston Red Sox Pulling off a Joe Mauer Blockbuster Trade
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The Boston Red Sox have certainly shown that they're not averse to pulling off blockbuster deals, at least under the regime of general manager Ben Cherington.

Last August, Cherington set out to change the face of the team, sending Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The trade took $251.5 million in contracts off the books.

The Sox certainly paid the price for that deal, finishing with their worst regular season record since 1965.

Now, at least one writer is proposing changing the face of the team again—in this case, adding a big face.

Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe suggested in his "Sunday Baseball Notes" column that the Red Sox should consider making a splash by bringing in a quality hitter that will add to their current core.

Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer was one of the players Cafardo suggested.

We'll take a look at the pros and cons of adding Mauer to the Red Sox and determine whether or not it actually makes sense to at least explore the opportunity.

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