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#1 Moosa105

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:16 AM

- Ron Washington, Braves coach, former Rangers manager
- Brad Mills, Indians Bench coach, former Astros manager
- John McDonald, former player
- Mark DeRosa, MLB Network analyst, former player
- Jayce Tingler, Rangers coach
- Ryan Garko, independent league manager, former player
- Gene Glynn, Twins 3B coach
- Derek Shelton, Twins bench coach
-Tommy Watkins, Twins AA manager, former player
- Jim Thome, Hall of Famer
- Jake Mauer, former Twins minor league manager
- Joel Skinner, Twins AAA manager
- Jeff Pickler, Twins coach
- Mike Redmond, former Marlins manager and former Twins catcher

Any other potential, realistic candidates?

Edited by Moosa105, 04 October 2018 - 09:30 AM.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:20 AM

Jeff Pickler


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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:20 AM

I'm guessing there will be an article or 4 on this in the next couple of weeks.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:36 AM

Joe Espada, Sandy Alomar, Mike Redmond.  

 

 

Probably in that order.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:45 AM

I'm hoping for Ozzie Guillen, especially with Gardie in the same division. Falvine would never do anything that fun. I just hope the new manager encourages lefty lead-off batters to bunt away from the shift to get on base.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:57 AM

If I remember correctly, Pickler is Falvine’s guy. But I don’t know much about him. What does he bring to the proverbial table?

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 10:56 AM

Of the internal candidates/ex-Twins the only ones I see realistically are Watkins, Glynn, Shelton and Pickler. Shelton and Pickler are on this list only because they were brought in by Falvine.

Love, love, love Torii Hunter and Jim Thome, but I would prefer someone who has actually been a manager at some level before handing them the reins to a major league club.

If the selection is internal I'm kind of leaning toward Tommy Watkins. Don't know if he speaks Spanish, but I've never read anything but good stuff about the guy.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 11:00 AM

Eduardo Perez, Chili Davis, Lauren Shehadi.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 11:02 AM

I'll cast my (nonexistent) vote for Sandy Alomar Jr.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 11:10 AM

I have to believe that Shelton and Tingler are high on the list.


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Posted 04 October 2018 - 12:32 PM

I would love to see Ron Washington get another shot. He was just great here in Texas taking the Rangers to two World Series along with Thad Levine. But his departure from Texas was awkward and Levine knows those details as well as anyone.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:23 PM

I still like Tom Prince. He’s paid his dues in the Pittsburgh system. I don’t know how long Hurdle plans to manage (or how long the Pirates plan to let him). But Hurdle is one year younger than Molitor FWIW.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:45 PM

I read this somewhere not sure where but the Twins are one of four teams that have never had a non-white manager. Maybe it's about time? 

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:46 PM

I'm not really sure who would/wouldn't be good for the Twins. But I don't want another 'great/good player' without managerial experience. And not just that, but I want someone that has a good track record for progressive thought and methods but who can also bring a strong sense of good ol' fundamental baseball.

 

I don't know enough about anyone out there who would be that, but that's what I want.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:03 PM

I'm not really sure who would/wouldn't be good for the Twins. But I don't want another 'great/good player' without managerial experience. And not just that, but I want someone that has a good track record for progressive thought and methods but who can also bring a strong sense of good ol' fundamental baseball.

I don't know enough about anyone out there who would be that, but that's what I want.

Agreed, I just want somebody from outside the organization who has coaching experience st some level. I don’t want a former player who hasn’t coached ever before. If you want a guy like that, hire him as the bench coach.
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Posted 04 October 2018 - 03:01 PM

Scott Ullger.

 

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 03:16 PM

 

Eduardo Perez, Chili Davis, Lauren Shehadi.

I'm in on Shehadi. Has to be some sort of entertainment at these games :)

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 03:27 PM

I'd prefer managerial experience but it's not a deal breaker for me if they find a guy who's innovative and energizing. I'd really prefer no former Twins players though. Not that I don't think there might be some good ones, but because I don't want the anchor of nostalgia around their neck. I'd prefer they feel that they have a completely clean slate and have neither built up equity nor the pressures to live up to rose-colored memories of their playing days.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 03:34 PM

Bud Grant....the answer to all things Minnesota.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 03:40 PM

Bud Grant....the answer to all things Minnesota.

I was thinking Les Steckel, but have to concede your choice is better.

 

But, more seriously, I've seen Joe Girardi's name mentioned. I don't remember what knocks there might be on him, or why the Yankees parted company with him, but if you want a retread it would seem like you could do worse. I don't think he'd be totally at odds with an analytically minded FO, but maybe that's the problem.

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