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Fantasy baseball wizards cool on Mauer

Joe Mauer was the topic of conversation among fantasy baseball experts on EPSN's Fantasy Roundtable Tuesday. Not surprisingly, Mauer's erratic performance and unexplained injuries last year have downgraded his stock in the fantasy baseball world.
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Joe Mauer was the topic of conversation among fantasy baseball experts on EPSN's Fantasy Roundtable Tuesday. Not surprisingly, Mauer's erratic performance and unexplained injuries last year have downgraded his stock in the fantasy baseball world.

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