I believe that this is the end for Joe Mauer's time as a major league ball player.
That's sad, but let's put it this way... Being drafted number one overall is A HUGE pressure on an athlete, and it's a pressure that the vast majority of those picked fail to live up to. Mauer didn't. Of those drafted with the number one pick, Mauer is fourth all time in rWAR. The names he's behind (Griffey, Chipper, and A-Rod) are hall of fame locks. No one currently playing looks to catch up with him anytime soon (Price and Upton seem like they're slowing down, and I have my doubts about Harper).
We've gotten to see one of the truly great players of a generation, and he was local, and he was ours the whole way. I'm not ready for the second to last member of that 2006 team to move on, but it's been a heck of a run.
Also, there's an actual game today! Gibson gets one last shot at ten wins. He's been a pleasant surprise this year. I hope he gets it, and I hope he's able to carry over this success into next year, when we'll hopefully need it to challenge Cleveland.