Comments on: Joe Mauer vs. Kirby Puckett http://aarongleeman.com/2014/06/05/joe-mauer-vs-kirby-puckett/ Baseball news, insight and analysis from Aaron Gleeman Sun, 14 Dec 2014 07:58:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Andy Stocker http://aarongleeman.com/2014/06/05/joe-mauer-vs-kirby-puckett/comment-page-1/#comment-37616 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:15:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=114151#comment-37616 Did you really just give Mauer that double in NY?? hahaha…wow

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By: Anthony http://aarongleeman.com/2014/06/05/joe-mauer-vs-kirby-puckett/comment-page-1/#comment-37605 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 02:04:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=114151#comment-37605 Through age 31
wRC+ (Weighted Runs Created Plus): Mauer 132 – Puckett 120

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By: alpha http://aarongleeman.com/2014/06/05/joe-mauer-vs-kirby-puckett/comment-page-1/#comment-37591 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:03:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=114151#comment-37591 Aaron Hicks, (yes Aaron Hicks), who not too long ago was in the discussion for one of the worst hitters in MLB over the last year, now LEADS Joe Mauer in OBP for the season. Hicks 0.338 vs. Mauer 0.336. Now that’s “nuf said”.

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By: Guest http://aarongleeman.com/2014/06/05/joe-mauer-vs-kirby-puckett/comment-page-1/#comment-37587 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:05:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=114151#comment-37587 2 “bad” months makes a 31 year old past his prime now? Interesting.

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By: Mike http://aarongleeman.com/2014/06/05/joe-mauer-vs-kirby-puckett/comment-page-1/#comment-37586 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 01:49:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=114151#comment-37586 Did I miss World Series victories in this comparison? Of course, you would also need to note that making the playoffs in Puck’s day was twice (more than) as hard as it is today.
Yes, of course, they are just one player on a whole team. Of course, in Mauer’s day, at one time they arguably had the best player in all of MLB at certain positions during his tenure (Santana and/or Liriano, SP–Nathan, Closer–Morneau, 1B–Hunter, CF), plus several other complementary players. The Twins had several great players during Puck’s days, but the best in all of MLB? Don’t know if you can actually say that. Viola won a Cy, but Puck’s teams won with and without him. Of course, numbers against non-comparable players tell you everything. As long as you leave out that most important category of championships.

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By: mdStP http://aarongleeman.com/2014/06/05/joe-mauer-vs-kirby-puckett/comment-page-1/#comment-37580 Sat, 07 Jun 2014 15:37:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=114151#comment-37580 Joe Mauer aka “Noe Pauer” is looking washed up at 31. Get this, Aaron Hicks can pass Mauer in OBP after today’s game. Mauer .347, Hicks .344. What’s that Gleeman? I remember tweeted Mauer and his .377 OBP earlier this year “was pretty good for a bum”. Yes, you`’re right he’s a bum indeed.

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By: The Toaster http://aarongleeman.com/2014/06/05/joe-mauer-vs-kirby-puckett/comment-page-1/#comment-37578 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:57:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=114151#comment-37578 This is exactly my sentiment. Mauer has had a terrific career and he remains one of my favorite players. However, he appears to be past his prime and not producing enough offense, especially for a 1B. Sure, it could be a bad year and I’m not writing him off for his career, but I want to see more production.

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By: John G. http://aarongleeman.com/2014/06/05/joe-mauer-vs-kirby-puckett/comment-page-1/#comment-37577 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:40:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=114151#comment-37577 Joe Mauer deserves every bit of vitriol directed at him. As a first baseman and having easily the worst year of his career through 53 games, Mauer’s WAR and overall value are taking a nose dive. Kirby had consistent production throughout his career and averaged nearly 60 more hits per year than Joe. 60! And I know Kirby had a big contract for his time, but Joe’s is in an entirely different stratosphere. At this point in his career Joe looks to be on a downward trajectory, while Jeter and Kirby had lots of good production left in the tank after age 31. In 2014 Mauer is middle of the pack defensively among 1B (-0.4 UZR) and 19th in WAR (0.3). For someone making $23M/year, that’s entirely unacceptable, regardless of what he’s done up to this point. Yes, he’s had an impressive careeer, but it was impressive for a catcher and skewed dramatically by his 2009 numbers.

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By: YoYo http://aarongleeman.com/2014/06/05/joe-mauer-vs-kirby-puckett/comment-page-1/#comment-37573 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:13:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=114151#comment-37573 These two “presented without comment” posts are the epitome of mailing it in.

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By: ewen21 http://aarongleeman.com/2014/06/05/joe-mauer-vs-kirby-puckett/comment-page-1/#comment-37572 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:45:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=114151#comment-37572 Can we compare what both players did from age 28 to age 35 when the times comes? That should make for an interesting discussion. Show some guts and post the comparison when we get there,

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