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#21 USAFChief

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:22 PM

 

Agreed, we seem to have the same viewpoint of managers. Honestly I don't care all that much about Molitor being fired. There's certainly an expiration date for all managers delivering the same message year after year.

I do find it ironic that he was blamed for various things this season such as:

- Wearing out bullpen arms
- Not developing players
- Submitting bad lineups
- Not reminding TD members we were supposed to pick up milk on our way home from work

And now that we're in this spot, and people who complained all season long has an outlet to give their opinion who is a better candidate are no where to be found.

Thinking Molitor wasn't a good manager is completely unrelated to having a better candidate in mind.

 

 

Finding a better one is Falvey/Levine's job.

 

As was firing Molitor.

 

Personally, I'll reserve my judgement on the new person until he/she has had a half season of performance to judge from.

 

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:25 PM

 

Funny how everyone had an opinion about firing Molitor, but no one has a definitive opinion about the replacements. It's almost like we don't have a way to quantify who is a good manager.

 

I'd just like to start with a guy who matches the philosophy of the new front office. Even if their philosophy turns out to be an incorrect view, I can't help but think things will still run smoother if everyone is on the same page.

 

Molitor didn't have to be at fault for anything, but as evidenced by his dismissal, he as a square peg for their round hole. I wouldn't have wanted to keep trying to make that work.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:29 PM

Mills is over 60, isn't he?

 

Makes Molitor look young.

 

Like the pedigree of Espada, especially two years watching Cashman up close.Speaks Spanish.Must be fluent in analytics, Puertorriqueno would help with Berrios and Rosario.

 

 


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 02:14 PM

 


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 02:27 PM

I think it is interesting that national writers consider the job attractive.

They understand they would have one of the most notoriously cheap owners in MLB, right?

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 02:31 PM

That's it? "Dancing with the Stars"? TV analyst? Bench coaches? 1B coaches?The Twins can do better than that. Along those lines, I would like to suggest a guy I know,who lives in a van down by the river.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 05:03 PM

 

I thought the mention of Mark DeRosa in another article was just a revival of the old Mark DeRosa jokes here. (He was going to be the free agent signing to put us over the top for about 5 years.) 

 

I still hope that's the case.

I just re-read this and thought I better clarify. I hope we're still joking, not that he's still the free agent that will put us over the top this year.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:52 PM

 

I think it is interesting that national writers consider the job attractive.

They understand they would have one of the most notoriously cheap owners in MLB, right?

That's how a lot of Twins fans view it, but I wonder if that's how the national media does? Recently there haven't been a lot of examples. Sure, people would cite "lowballing" Yu Darvish and being cheap by drafting Royce Lewis, but those opinions have aged poorly. To me it seems like a lot of it is fabricated.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:37 PM

Rocco Baldelli?There's a blast from the past.

 

I seem to remember loving him on old baseball video games.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:55 PM

That's how a lot of Twins fans view it, but I wonder if that's how the national media does? Recently there haven't been a lot of examples. Sure, people would cite "lowballing" Yu Darvish and being cheap by drafting Royce Lewis, but those opinions have aged poorly. To me it seems like a lot of it is fabricated.


This ownership group was willing to fold the franchise less than 20 years ago. That is not fabricated.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 01:45 AM

 

That's it? "Dancing with the Stars"? TV analyst? Bench coaches? 1B coaches?The Twins can do better than that. Along those lines, I would like to suggest a guy I know,who lives in a van down by the river.

 

You're not allowed to nominate yourself.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:03 AM

 

 

According to Wikipedia Meullens also runs a baseball academy in Curacao. Not sure if that's still true as the citation is old and the link is now broken, but that's a plus in my book. That sounds like someone who proactively looks to work with young baseball players.

 

Also he speaks five languages, including Japanese (he played over there for awhile).

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:20 AM

Meulens has many pluses in my opinion. The Twins could do much worse in choosing a qualified candidate and one who could potentially help to ignite this team.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:32 AM

Chris Giminez?  


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 08:10 AM

The number one thing the Twins need is a guy that can work and develop the young players, and has the patience to do it.Needs to be a teacher that realizes young players will make mistakes.

 

From this list, I am not sure who that is and I think I would lean to Joe Espada.He is the youngest candidate and seems to have the right type of experience for this club.


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 08:50 AM

 

I just re-read this and thought I better clarify. I hope we're still joking, not that he's still the free agent that will put us over the top this year.

Super utility player/manager. 

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#37 USAFChief

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 09:15 AM

 

Super utility player/manager. 

"Super/Man"

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 10:10 AM

Oh man, I would LOVE David Ross!!But I don't know if he'd be a good manager.But MAN he would be a great interview!!I like the idea of Alomar.I have no doubt it'll be an outside the box choice...no obvious choices, no retreads.


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:21 PM

Mr. Hyde.

 

Umpires would hate arguing with that guy.

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#40 Mike Sixel

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:55 PM

KLAW with some thoughts:

 

first link is my Twins' excerpt, second link is the original post....

 

http://twinsdaily.co...s-etc/?p=799618

 

http://meadowparty.c...wchat-10-11-18/

Edited by Mike Sixel, 12 October 2018 - 03:55 PM.

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