I've studied tapes and accounts for several weeks now in order to answer the question of why Mauer is hitting home runs. I couldn't figure it out...Mauer's injury, his past HR history, his sudden surge of power at this precise time....and then it all clicked. Upon a sudden, brilliant burst of insight, I realized that Matt Wieters and Joe Mauer haven't been photographed in the same room at least since before he came off the DL. The answer to the question of Mauer's power as well as the question of why Gregg Zaun is still manning the plate in Camden Yards is one and the same. Wieters is and apparently has been missing from the Bowie Baysox, and all the fans have been looking for him in Prince George's County. They won't find him there. Instead, they should be looking for him in whatever city the Twins are playing in.
That's right.....shocker of the year.........the man we know as Joe Mauer is actually Matt Wieters in disguise!
Mauer is still patiently rehabbing his injury in AAA waiting to be called up, blissfully unaware that Wieters intercepted said call and from then on tied Mauer's name to a monumental display of power and hitting ability.
Fantasy owners sell high, because the real Joe Mauer won't be in the dark forever, and he will eventually claim his rightful name. Expect solid numbers for him: 11 HR, 85 RBI, .325 AVG. And should Wieters avoid jail time for identity theft, his owners should be absolutely ecstatic since people here are touting him as a 1st/2nd rounder next year.