Joe Mauer: All-Star or 'fading wonder boy'
- Blog Post by: Terry Sauer
- July 2, 2012 - 12:39 PM
From baseball columnist Phil Rogers today in the Chicago Tribune:
"You can argue the Orioles' Matt Wieters is better than (A.J.) Pierzynski, and you can argue Pierzynski is better than Wieters. But you cannot argue that the Rangers' Mike Napoli and, at this point, the Twins' Joe Mauer are better than Wieters and Pierzynski.
"Fans elected Napoli, based largely on the popularity he built for himself during a tremendous 2011 season in Texas. That's fine. But with players and coaches electing the switch-hitting Wieters over Pierzynski, it should have been a no-brainer to put Pierzynski on the team instead of the fading wonder boy, Mauer."
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