Okay, I’m Starting To Get A Bit Nervous Now
Today a report came over the Yahoo! Sports news service that Joe Mauer is still experiencing back pain that is not allowing him to participate in game activities.
Throughout the entire offseason I have been fed the “company line” about Jo-Mo being ready for Opening Day and believed it, but now I am starting to have serious doubts. I mean, I doubt Mauer needs a whole lot of time to get ready for the season, but if he can’t play right now the clock is really working against him.
Even more frightening, though, is who the Twins have to replace Mauer should he not be ready to go come April. I mean, Mike Redmond would likely start out the season, but as good as he is at poking singles to right field his 38-year old body can’t nearly start for an entire season. To be completely honest, I actually have no idea what other catchers the Twins even have on their active roster, as the organization likely figured Joe would lock up the position for a decade or more.
This is a situation that Twins fans need to keep their eyes on…