Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:07 AM
Depending on who the new bench coach and the new first base coach is, I think we could possibly see the first mid-season firing of the Manager in Minnesota in a long, long time...
Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:35 AM
Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:55 AM
Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:34 AM
Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:41 AM
Does Molitor fit in anywhere?
Bench Coach is up for grabs.
Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:55 AM
Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:00 AM
Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:47 AM
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:51 AM
Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:15 AM
"Sabermetrics has proven wins and losses is an antiquated stat." Not sure this is true sense they still use that antiquated win/loss stat to decide which teams make the playoffs at the end of the season.
Pretty sure he was being sarcastic seeing as he referrenced the managers imaginary WAR. Anyway, I thought it was humorous.
Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:42 AM
Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:49 PM
I know there are some people complaining about coaches being brought up from within the organization rather than outside, but it seems worth noting that Rochester improved from 53 wins in 2011 to 72 wins in 2012 with the new coaching staff. This despite having basically their entire pitching staff called up to the majors.
I really have no problem with the promotions in themselves, they are well deserved, I'm just irked this whole process. Terry Ryan took a half measure by getting rid of the least culpable coaches while retaining the two guys at the head of the table. Ryan should have gotten rid of everyone or no one.
If the Twins crash and burn in 2013 and Gardy, Anderson AND Ryan get the axe, a new GM from outside the orgainzation is going to cut ties with everyone, making Brunansky, Glynn, Cuellar and whoever else lame duck coaches next year even though there will be ardent supporters for them. If they stay within the orgzanization, which is about a 90% certainty, more legacy Twins employees get the jobs despite the fact their assistance was not enough to preserve the job of their predecessors. It all just seems like a long con to ensure hiring out of house is as difficult and messy as possible thus ensuring the need to keep the current front office intact.
Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:02 PM
Meanwhile, other than McWane, all the same people in the front office (who fed Smith the info on which to make his decisions) all appear (yes, I know that could change) to be left in place.
So far this whole thing is just a bad joke.