Mauer, 35, retires after 15 seasons with Twins One of the classiest guys in the history of the Twins organization. A fantastic player in his prime who's career was derailed by injuries. He didn't have a big personality and his massive contract rubbed a lot of people wrong, but he couldn't control getting a concussion. MN fans, including myself, were way too hard on him. I don't think he gets to the HOF, I don't think the numbers are there. Had he stayed at catcher, he could have though.