Yeah we had the long discussion last year about whether or not Ramos should be traded. And the people who said probably not because Mauer's days behind the plate are numbered might have been correct. So can Joe play 2nd???
This really should be the final straw IMO. He has to get out from the catching duties so that we can keep his bat in the line up everyday starting either this or next season. Catching is simply taking too much out of him overall and his bat is suffering the last couple of years because of it. The problem being is that now we don't have the catcher who can take over full time for him.
Of course because he is a little limited on where he can play (I don't think he could play 2nd), it might be what precipitates a trade of Morneau (which would be really hard to stomach).