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How Lack of Joe Mauer Interest Would Prove These Aren’t Your Father’s Yankees

was a time not too long ago when it was widely assumed that Joe Mauer would end up playing for either the New York Yankees or the Boston Red Sox. Most good players invariably do, after all.

The Minnesota Twins put the kibosh on that when they had the nerve to sign their franchise catcher to a gigantic eight-year extension in 2010, when he was fresh off his MVP season in 2009. No doubt frowns were general in the New York and Boston front offices.

But on Tuesday, both the Yankees and the Red Sox were given a chance to finally make Mauer all theirs.

As Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com, the Twins placed Mauer on waivers on Tuesday. If any team wanted him, there he was.

Granted, this is where we have to point out that teams putting ...

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