Patrick Reusse on Monday:
Even Mauer could have to make a concession to progress by 2011, when the stupendous prospect, Wilson Ramos, figures to arrive in Minnesota.
How about it, Joe -- 20 games in left field, 20 as the DH, so Ramos can catch 40 games, as well as serve as the righthanded DH?
He then quotes the notoriously hard-to-please Tom Kelly fairly drooling over Ramos' hitting prowess.
It seems strange to speak of platooning the guy you just paid $184 million to catch, but given Ramos' rapid rise through the Twins' minor league system and Mauer's injury history, I don't think it's too far out there to speculate on such a scenario.