Just another reminder that Joe Mauer -- who had an OPS 139 points higher than any other teammate with at least 100 plate appearances last year -- is not the problem. (He also led the way in doubles, hits, slugging percentage and batting average, by the way).

Or to put it another way, the Twins have 99 problems, but Mauer isn't one.

He took home the Silver Slugger Award on Wednesday, given out to the top hitter at each position in each league. It's the fifth time in his career that he has won the award.