Article: Get to Know: The Mayor, Tommy Watkins
Posted 21 July 2014 - 08:49 PM
Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:14 PM
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:29 AM
How do you see the career paths progressing for Watkins and Mauer? Any timelines in mind?
Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:58 AM
Posted 22 July 2014 - 08:20 AM
Posted 22 July 2014 - 09:19 AM
Posted 22 July 2014 - 09:50 AM
If they are in Minnesota, there will always be an uninformed, yet very vocal, segment of the fan base that will scream about it being a nepotism thing. It may be much easier for Jake to get credit for being good coaching/managing material on his own if he's out from under Joe's shadow. If that ever did happen, I think he'd try hard to recruit Tommy to go with him to whatever staff he ended up with. They seem to work well together.
Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:50 AM
Posted 22 July 2014 - 08:43 PM
Baseball has some great people, and "The Mayor" seems to be among the best.
I really liked the story of his teammates cheering when Tommy got his call up - that says a lot.
That was a great read, Seth, one of the gifts of TD is reading about the many aspects of a team.
Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:03 AM