Joe Mauer


2013 record: 66-96, 4th place in AL Central
Manager: Ron Gardenhire, 13th season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $83 million


In light of concussions becoming a focal point across sports, Major League Baseball will convene today at the Winter Meetings in Florida to discuss the future of home plate collisions. 


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Joe Mauer has always steadfastly believed that his value is highest and his impact greatest when his smooth swing is in the lineup on offense and he's crouching behind the plate