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Mansour: Can the Twins win with Mauer's $23M contract?

KFAN's A.j. Mansour takes a close look at Joe Mauer's decline since winning the American League MVP Award in 2009. The numbers are staggering, but it goes to show just how good Mauer was at one time.
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KFAN's A.j. Mansour takes a close look at Joe Mauer's decline since winning the American League MVP Award in 2009. The numbers are staggering, but it goes to show just how good Mauer was at one time.

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