Minnesota Twins: Here's a headline that's sure to make Twins fans shudder: "If Mauer falters, Blanco is next option." You'd shudder too at the thought of your top prospect coming up short Brandon Phillips style, leaving you with a 32-year old with a career .295 on base percentage and .353 slugging average in his place. It's not a nice thing to contemplate, given that the Twins traded one of the more productive catchers in baseball -- A.J. Pierzynski -- to make room for the phenom Mauer. That probably won't happen, though. "I don't think Mauer will have any problems," manager Ron Gardenhire told Patrick Reusse of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
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