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2019 Twins Coaching Staff News

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#1 redstorm

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:25 PM

According to The Athletic, Garvin Alston won't be back for 2019.

 

Surprising to say the least.


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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:26 PM


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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:28 PM

I'd feel better about the FO if they could stick to a decision for more than a day or two.... And yes, that's an exaggeration.
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I remain hopeful on Buxton and Sano.....but I'd not bet the franchise on them.


#4 ChrisKnutson

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:31 PM

I’m not feeling this one...

#5 Seth Stohs

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:34 PM

This one is surprising... But, Baldelli coming in from the Rays... Alston was just brought in a year about BUT Josh Kalk was brought in after that, so they may have had someone in mind all along. Will be interesting. 

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#6 Seth Stohs

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:45 PM

Hayes now reporting that hitting coach James Rowson and assistant hitting coach Rudy Hernandez will remain on the 2019 staff.

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:46 PM

I changed the Original title of this forum thread to 2019 Twins Coaching Staff... just so we can include all Twins coaching news and updates here. 

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#8 Vanimal46

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:46 PM

So much for being hand-picked by Falvine.
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#9 Moosa105

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:47 PM

A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one

#10 Seth Stohs

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:49 PM

From his article on The Athletic, Hayes wrote:

 

 

Beyond that is even more uncertainty. Multiple sources have said coach Jeff Pickler potentially could be transferred into a front-office role with the team. The futures of bullpen coach Eddie Guardado, third-base coach Gene Glynn and first-base coach Jeff Smith also have yet to be addressed.

 


#11 Seth Stohs

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:53 PM

Note on Derek Shelton (he's been given permission to interview for an open manager job).

 


#12 Ryan Atkins

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:59 PM

I thought Alston and several of the other coaches did a nice job last year for Paul Molitor. But I also think that when you hire a new manager, you should allow that person to pick his own staff. I hope Baldelli is getting a strong say in the on-field staff.

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#13 Seth Stohs

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 01:40 PM

LaVelle adds that Jeff Smith and Eddie Guardado also will be gone. 

 

 


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Posted 30 October 2018 - 02:28 PM

Updated... STrib is reporting that Gene Glynn and Jeff Pickler will also not be back on the coaching staff. Rumors are that there is a good chance Jeff Pickler will move into the front office in some role. 


#15 DocBauer

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 03:51 PM

Surprised by Alston and Pickler. Thought Pickler was responsible for our recent trend of shifting and did rather well in his job.

Really interested in the future bench coach!
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#16 yarnivek1972

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 03:54 PM

Could be that leaving was Alston’s call for a different job.

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 05:36 PM

 

I'd feel better about the FO if they could stick to a decision for more than a day or two.... And yes, that's an exaggeration.

If they don't feel he's a fit, I'm glad they are moving on, rather than staying married to a bad decision.  

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 06:28 PM

 

I'd feel better about the FO if they could stick to a decision for more than a day or two.... And yes, that's an exaggeration.

This may be the first time anyone has exaggerated on Twins daily. I hope this doesn't become a trend.

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.

 

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#19 Mike Sixel

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 07:01 PM

 

If they don't feel he's a fit, I'm glad they are moving on, rather than staying married to a bad decision.  

 

I agree, but I'm hoping they don't, you know, extend a manager, then fire him, hire coaches, then fire them, trade like they are in it, then trade off guys.......it's kind of a trend. Now, the ability to admit mistakes and move on is a strong trait, but I'd prefer they be right more often the first move......

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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 30 October 2018 - 09:05 PM

Some of these may be people Molitor picked and the FO let him have.If that was the case, no suprises here. Outside of Alston, most of those coaches had been here awhile.Pickler may be moved to the office so only the pre FO coaches will have been moved (outside of Alston).Maybe Pressly's comments had more effect than we knew. :shoot:

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