During an event at the Science Museum on Tuesday, Twins veteran first baseman Joe Mauer was asked about trade rumors surrounding second baseman Brian Dozier. Here were a few of his thoughts on that and the rest of the offseason:
“It’s always tough to lose a teammate. I've been here long enough to not react to things until they happen. With Bruno (Tom Brunansky) and Trevor (Plouffe) and some of the guys we lost already I've reached out them and had some good conversations,” Mauer said. “During the year we're family and it's tough to see a family member go, but it's the nature of the business.
In regards to Dozier specifically, Mauer added, “I'm not going to react until things happen, but Brian has been a big part of our team the last few years. It would be tough, but right now he is a Twin and I like that.”
When asked about new baseball bosses Derek Falvey and Thad Levine, Mauer said, "It's exciting to get to know the new guys a little bit more, and I'm very impressed."