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Mid-day talker: What does All-Star Joe Mauer have to do to earn your cheers again

Posted by: Michael Rand under Target Field, Twins fans Updated: July 2, 2012 - 11:48 AM

The best Twins player of this generation is having a bounce-back season, punctuated by earning another trip to the All-Star game, which was announced Sunday. And yet there is this:

Josh Willingham is having a very good season -- with several memorable hits -- but he plays a crowded position, and if you look at his overall numbers ... it gets harder to make a case for Willingham over Mauer. Still, we have this.

As such, we started the #BlameMauer hashtag. People are jumping on it, as we expected they would:

And so, the question remains: What does Joe Mauer have to do to earn your cheers again? And please say something that doesn't involve "home runs" or "$23 million."

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