Joe Mauer Wins Well-Deserved MVP

Posted: 24th November 2009 by Devon Teeple in MLB
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Joe Mauer is a very good baseball player. Being awarded the American LeagueÆs Most Valuable Player Award solidifies the obvious. Despite missing the first month of the season due to a back injury, he put together a solid season while setting career highs in numerous categories. His numbers are not eye popping. They are solid numbers from a teammate who led a club many wrote off once 2006 MVP Justin Morneau was shelved for the remainder of the season. What Mauer accomplished is what many a manager can only hope for from one of his players. The 26-year-old catcher from St. Paul, Minn. led a squad of players whose payroll was nearly half of the overwhelming favorite Detroit Tigers' and took them to the playoffs for the third time in the last six years. His league-leading .365 battin ...

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