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  1. JB_Iowa's Avatar
    Great column, JC.

    I was really glad to see that he played well fo the Miracle last night. While it doesn't seem like he needs it, I'm sure that "cup of coffee" was just a little more incentive.
  2. Brad Swanson's Avatar
    You're welcome. Although, he left last night's game early so I hope I didn't jinx him.
  3. jtkoupal's Avatar
    Thanks for the article. I wouldn't read too much into putting Parmelee in center. It was for offensive purposes only. Clearly, Parm has no future in center except for a rare appearance there to get his bat in the lineup or to take Sam Fuld's bat out of the lineup. As for the next couple of weeks, I don't see them being pretty. We face some tough teams such as Kansas City, the Yanks, and Justin Morneau's Rockies (who are tough to contain at Coors Field). With the Twins likely to fall out (not to sound pessimistic or trolling), they need to look to shop guys like Willingham, Morales (if anyone wants him, would be selling low), Suzuki (several teams would want him), Correia (also selling low, but need to give prospects that spot) and possibly even Burton (also selling low), Duensing, or Anthony Swarzak.

    In addition, I think the Twins need to bring up some of next year's prospects and get their feet wet.
  4. Willihammer's Avatar
    I will definitely be tuning in to watch Bautista light the place up.
  5. tarheeltwinsfan's Avatar
    Good article. I agree about the next couple of weeks being critical for the Twins 2014 season. The last 2 road trips knocked us down. Let's see if the twins can get up off the ground and go on a sustained run. When the going gets tough, the tough win at home.
  6. tarheeltwinsfan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Morley
    "You can scoff all you want at the Twins general philosophy of staying and promoting from within, but most of the track history the past 25 years indicates that they generally surround themselves with pretty smart talent."

    I agree, and additionally, I think the Twins 'family' organizational approach makes the team more fun to follow. I like that individuals define the Twins as much as the team colors. I think Jerry Seinfeld once joked that sports fans are cheering for cloth in reference to the high turnover in the pro arena. The Twins seem to defy this without sacrificing quality.

    I hope Gardy's replacement is in-house, or has some past connection to the organization.

    A handful of former catchers mentioned here, but no Terry Steinbach?

    I definitely would love to see Mientkiewitcz take over.

    Or maybe the broadcast teams should just switch with the coaching staff.
    I liked the statement: "Cheering for cloth."
  7. beckmt's Avatar
    Thanks for the note on Nate Roberts, I have been a fan of his and hope he can force his way up the depth chart and to the Twins Cities soon
  8. Sam Morley's Avatar
    "You can scoff all you want at the Twins general philosophy of staying and promoting from within, but most of the track history the past 25 years indicates that they generally surround themselves with pretty smart talent."

    I agree, and additionally, I think the Twins 'family' organizational approach makes the team more fun to follow. I like that individuals define the Twins as much as the team colors. I think Jerry Seinfeld once joked that sports fans are cheering for cloth in reference to the high turnover in the pro arena. The Twins seem to defy this without sacrificing quality.

    I hope Gardy's replacement is in-house, or has some past connection to the organization.

    A handful of former catchers mentioned here, but no Terry Steinbach?

    I definitely would love to see Mientkiewitcz take over.

    Or maybe the broadcast teams should just switch with the coaching staff.
  9. Hosken Bombo Disco's Avatar
    No one on this thread has cheerleaded for Molitor yet, so let me be that guy.

    Molitor falls more into the TK temperament than the Gardy temperament. Which would also rule out Ozzie, Douggie, and Redmond for me. That's not to say TK didn't have an edginess, but Gardy's just got too much personality and clubhouse presence for my taste.

    I'd like to see the next manager just fade into the background, someone who lets the young guys put their own stamp on the next winning Twins teams. Also, someone already close to the team who knows the Twins community inside out. Seems like Molitor could be the guy, though I'm not wedded to him.
  10. jorgenswest's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tarheeltwinsfan
    If we sign Ozzie as manager, does Hawk become our tv announcer? If so, I'm gone!
    He Gone!
  11. tarheeltwinsfan's Avatar
    Nice article. Thanks.
  12. tarheeltwinsfan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jorgenswest
    Ozzie Guillen would provide the most entertaining post game press conferences. I wouldn't turn off the game until I heard what he had to say.
    If we sign Ozzie as manager, does Hawk become our tv announcer? If so, I'm gone!
  13. TKGuy's Avatar
    What about Ron Washington, seems like the Twins kind of manager and not appreciated in Texas
  14. Otwins's Avatar
    I vote for Redmond. He does very well with young players. His young pitchers seem to do well. Uses his roster well. He is young enough for the rebuild and a long run of success.
  15. gunnarthor's Avatar
    I think the next manager will be Mientkiewicz although I don't know when. I suspect he'll be a bench coach next year.
  16. strumdatjag's Avatar
    Doug Mientkiewicz would also be entertaining and maybe I'd finally learn how to spell his name.
  17. jorgenswest's Avatar
    Ozzie Guillen would provide the most entertaining post game press conferences. I wouldn't turn off the game until I heard what he had to say.
  18. lightfoot789's Avatar
    Anybody who has an inside the park home run has to be hustling out of the box. Congrats to Adam Brett Walker on a unconventional HR. @ 6'4 & 230 lbs it must have looked like a locamotive coming around those bases. Great pitching again from Matt Tomshaw. That "Knuckler" must be a "Thing" of beauty. Do I hear AA?
  19. clutterheart's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TKGuy
    After that first outing, he was not going after hitters and getting behind and they teed off
    He doesn't have the pitches to get major league hitters out. So if his control is not perfect then he is going to struggle
  20. jokin's Avatar
    Aaron Thompson and Ryan Pressley would close out the final two innings with two perfect frames to secure the win. The save was Pressley’s fourth of the season.
    Great, thorough report Steve, on a very busy day. Just one minor quibble:


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