I’m entering this as further evidence that Joe Mauer and not Mark Teixeira, I don’t enjoy writing this, should be the 2009 AL MVP. In this video Mauer is on second base after a double and is clearly stealing signs from the Tiger’s catcher and relaying them to Minnesota’s Jason Kubel.
This video does kind of make Kubel look bad because he knows every pitch Detroit’s Justin Verlander is going to throw and he still can’t get a hit. It does make Mauer look good even though he is being a bit obvious because it does lead to a Twins RBI in the form of a sac fly.
Not only is Mauer really good, but he makes his teammates better as well. That is an MVP.