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Article: Twins Manager Paul Molitor Fired

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#41 Jerr

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 11:54 AM

 

My first thoughts as well.

As a player, yes.

 

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#42 Carole Keller

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 11:55 AM

 

They have discussed other roles for him.....is that awkward? I'd think that would be awkward....

Depends on how it's handled.

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#43 Mike Sixel

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 11:55 AM

Who is Manny Machado's best friend? He needs to be interviewed, at least.....

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I remain hopeful on Buxton and Sano.....but I'd not bet the franchise on them.


#44 Carole Keller

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 11:58 AM

 

Who is Manny Machado's best friend? He needs to be interviewed, at least.....

I wasn't going to say it, but glad you did. I wasn't going to say it because that subject has made me a one-trick pony.

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#45 Jerr

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 11:59 AM

Well, I just have got a big spark for some excitement for 2019!!!!!!!:jump:  

 

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:00 PM

Shocked? No. Surprised? Yes. All the more so as it was quickly done. I wasn't sure he'd be back, but with all the injuries, and I think some genuine growth and improvement in his style, I thought he might get another year.

Injuries or not, there was questionable usage of the pen and frustrating lineup choices at times. Which confounded me as at times he was actually innovative. (Ex: Polanco succeeding so well as the #3 hitter).

I don't believe injuries or bad performances sealed Molitor's fate. It was the pen usage, odd lineups, playing certain veterans too much, and poor overall team fundamentals at times.

People talk about the "Twins Way" as if it was a bad thing. But one thing you didn't see from TK lead teams, and most of Gardy's, was a team that just beat themselves so much.

I really believe they will be going out of the organization for the next manager. I'm hoping for a little younger, and hoping for a stronger Latin influence on the staff.
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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:03 PM

Weren’t we just saying all the same things about Gardy? On the list of things that went wrong Molly was about 9th. There were many things outside his control including a bunch of free agents that were mutts. This fine in that we are reducing the number of scapegoats so Falvine can be the next ones out
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#48 twinstalker

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:04 PM

Time and channel of press conference?Well, fsn I'm sure if televised.


#49 Mike Sixel

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:05 PM

 

I wasn't going to say it, but glad you did. I wasn't going to say it because that subject has made me a one-trick pony.

 

Just trying to help a friend..... :)

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I remain hopeful on Buxton and Sano.....but I'd not bet the franchise on them.


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:08 PM

A day late but it had to be done. It sends a message to the entire organization that there actually is accountability. Whether or not Molitor deserved to be fired is irrelevant. Now, who they hire to replace him is very relevant and I hope he is a take no prisoners type of manager.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:08 PM

 

Injuries or not, there was questionable usage of the pen and frustrating lineup choices at times. Which confounded me as at times he was actually innovative. (Ex: Polanco succeeding so well as the #3 hitter).

This is what drove me nuts about Molitor. He'd show flashes of innovation with the lineup and wasn't afraid to mix things up to find results.

 

Then he'd call on Addison Reed for the fifth time in six days later that game.

 

Just a wildly inconsistent manager in very baffling ways.

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#52 RatherBeGolfing

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:09 PM

No shock, I wish Paul the best and I think guys liked playing for him but this was sealed a long time ago. FO wanted to make this move a year ago to be honest but couldn't after getting into the wild card game

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#53 brvama

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:10 PM

This certainly surprised me. However, I think it was best for the Twins for all the reasons already mentioned. We are approaching the time period where the FO will have their own people, so they are on the clock, at least from my point of view.
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#54 PseudoSABR

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:20 PM

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:21 PM

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#56 Sconnie

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:21 PM

 

So you say that Molitor is friends with the Pohlad family? 

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:22 PM

 

This is what drove me nuts about Molitor. He'd show flashes of innovation with the lineup and wasn't afraid to mix things up to find results.

 

Then he'd call on Addison Reed for the fifth time in six days later that game.

 

Just a wildly inconsistent manager in very baffling ways.

 

This. I never hated Molitor as manager, but I always felt like there were a few too many of those, "seriously?" moments.

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#58 nokomismod

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:23 PM

Might Omar Vizquel get a look?

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#59 Sconnie

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:23 PM

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Per Bollinger: “It's unclear how many coaches the Twins will retain next season.”

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:27 PM

If they had parted amicably after last season, I'd say make a play for Dougie Baseball. Managed Buxton and Sano in the minors I believe.Doubt he'd come here now.But I've been calling for him since Gardy was fired.

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