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Gleeman And The Geek: Should the Twins Make Field Staff Changes?
Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:53 AM
Second note (this seems to indicate that TR expects to continue as GM for at least the next year)
Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:43 AM
Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:06 AM
Brunansky has done a great job at AAA. Hitting hasn't been the problem, and until there is a real youth movement I'm more comfortable with Vavra in the MLB, as he knows the veterans swings.
I don't know how changing anyone else would really change the team. I would give everyone one more year.
Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:41 PM
I think the problem with keeping Bruno is that there will likely be some job openings in the majors for hitting coaches this year. If the Twins don't promote him, I would think there would be a decent chance of him being hired away.
Are we sure about this? I know we like him around these parts, but I'm not so sure Bruno is some hot up and coming coach around the league. Also how many hitting coaches will open? 3-4 at most?
Ullger on the other hard seemed to be mentioned in the past for MLB managerial roles, though I bet that shine has all but worn off in the past 2 years.
Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:50 PM
rosterman at www.twinscards.com
Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:45 PM
On the other hand...
This team needs wholesale changes starting with Ryan and the front office. Getting rid of a coach or two will not do much for the team. They have to bring in some new blood. If a 99 loss season and a 93-96 loss season following it, is not a reason for change, they will be keeping their heads in the sand saying that "with better fundamentals" and a healthy Baker and Pavano and Capps, this mess of a team would had been a contender. It is not so. About time the tenured positions open up... Pathetic excuses about under performance are getting a tad old
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