with the bat, but that’s really a bonus when it comes to a catcher.
What’s important is handling the game. It’s obvious Mauer
can do that.”
“With what he does behind the plate, controlling the game, and offensively dominating, it's amazing.”
“He is taking
charge more than in the past.”
mature beyond his years.”
a gifted hitter, but he’s also very good behind the plate. If Joe
can withstand it, I say keep him behind the plate."
“We always told
the boys, you are related to or know half of St. Paul, so if you screw
up, we’ll hear about it."
“I watch Joe,
and I see myself so much I could cry. The way he is—that’s
the way I should have been.”
one big kid. He’s like a bog statue when he’s behind the plate.”
laid back and loose.”
kind of hard talking about him because you’re throwing so many accolades
at a really young player, but we haven’t figured out anything bad
about him yet.”
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