Mackey: Tom Kelly has changed his tune on Brian Dozier
Mackey: Once critical, Tom Kelly has changed his tune on Brian Dozier - Minnesota Twins news | 1500 ESPN Twin Cities ? Minnesota Sports News & Opinion (Twins, Vikings, Wolves, Wild, Gophers) | Sportswire: Minnesota Twins
In a Friday interview with Phil Mackey and Patrick Reusse on 1500espn, Tom Kelly had a lot to say about a lot of players and prospects. The Twins Hall of Fame manager is not one to hold back any punches. He also can admit to changing his opinion on players, and that is the case with Brian Dozier:
In the Twins organization, Tom Kelly's voice and his words are still as important as anyone's, so this is not just a minor thing.
"I will say, in my opinion, Mr. Dozier has improved immensely at second base," Kelly said. "I don't know if his little sessions over the winter time with Mr. Molitor helped or what, got through to his young man. But he looks much better. I don't know how everything's going to shake out here. ...
"But I've never really been big on Dozier, and I was the first one to tell him about a week ago, boy, Dozier is 100% better. So in my opinion, he's done a real nice job from the transition from last year to this year."