Date Edit

August 30, 2012

Summary Edit

Ben and Sam discuss whether a team should have claimed Joe Mauer, what he’s worth, and what his future will look like, then talk about the end of Erik Bedard’s stay in Pittsburgh and how sad it is when a guy who’s always either good or injured goes bad.

Topics Edit

  • Joe Mauer
  • Erik Bedard

Intro Edit

Phone off the hook sound clip

Banter Edit

Sam is recording in the Honda Fit with the door open after two listeners wrote in to say that they were pro 'cricket noise'.

Notes Edit

  • There is a misconception about Mauer's power numbers. He hasn't eclipsed 15 home runs in a season except for 2009 (28).
  • Will Mauer's positional switch help him accumulate enough to make a Hall of Fame case?

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