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    Seth Stohs reacted to Brock Beauchamp in Article: Twins GM Terry Ryan Talks About The Search For A New Manager   
    Think long and hard about this statement and then imagine a world where Terry Ryan hired a manager before any other team.
     
    What would your opinion have been had that happened?
     
    You've set up a situation where, in your eyes, Ryan cannot win no matter what he does. Hire early, he's phoning it in and didn't properly evaluate outside candidates. Wait to make a decision and he's stalling to provide "cover". That tells a lot more about you than it does Terry Ryan.
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from VincentNoir in Article: Twins GM Terry Ryan Talks About The Search For A New Manager   
    There aren't any other manager jobs open. They're not competing against anyone. They have three really good candidates, and now today, the STrib is reporting that Terry Ryan may call a few more people. There's no real rush, though it would certainly be good to have a guy a day or two after the World Series. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from bird in Article: Twins GM Terry Ryan Talks About The Search For A New Manager   
    Yes, Terry Ryan invented the 100 pitch limit... No other teams in baseball do that. 
     
    My guess is he'll hear each candidates thoughts on various pitching philosophies and that's just one piece of the hire. Obviously he doesn't want someone who will have guys throw 150 pitches each time out.. 
     
    Mike Maddux would be great... and he wouldn't be micromanaged.
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    Seth Stohs reacted to Steven Buhr in Article: Twins GM Terry Ryan Talks About The Search For A New Manager   
    I'd have been upset if the Twins had been among the first to announce a hiring. Historically, I don't think it has been at all unusual for teams with manager vacancies to go in to the WS without an announcement.
     
    I like that the GM is being thorough, even if that means the media and fan base get antsy about it.
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from gunnarthor in Article: Twins GM Terry Ryan Talks About The Search For A New Manager   
    Yes, Terry Ryan invented the 100 pitch limit... No other teams in baseball do that. 
     
    My guess is he'll hear each candidates thoughts on various pitching philosophies and that's just one piece of the hire. Obviously he doesn't want someone who will have guys throw 150 pitches each time out.. 
     
    Mike Maddux would be great... and he wouldn't be micromanaged.
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from bird in Article: Twins GM Terry Ryan Talks About The Search For A New Manager   
    Pretty sure that has absolutely nothing to do with there not being a manager yet.
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from Siehbiscuit in Wolfson: Kris Johnson sold to Hiroshima   
    They traded him to Pittsburgh, and he posted a .681 OPS in 25 games for them and then lost him. Like I said, "well" was probably not the right word, but he was a free agent at the end of 2014 and he wasn't coming back to the Twins. He went to a perfect location for him in Colorado, and hit for average. The Twins got two 28ish year olds who were bit players for a guy with zero value in August last year. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from Siehbiscuit in Wolfson: Kris Johnson sold to Hiroshima   
    Darren Wolfson over at 1500espn reports that the Minnesota Twins have sold the contract of LHP Kris Johnson to the Hiroshima Carp of the Nippon Professional Baseball League. 
     
    The Twins acquired him from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Duke Welker, who the Twins got as the Player to be Named Later in the Justin Morneau trade.
     
    He has been a terrific AAA pitcher the last few seasons, but he has not been able to translate that success to the big leagues (in admittedly very minimal opportunity). 
     
    Earlier in the day, the Twins declined the $3.6 million option on Jared Burton's contract (and paid him the $200,000 buyout). That takes two players off of the Twins 40 man roster. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from glunn in Article: Left Field In Need Of Upgrade   
    That hit chart to left field was very interesting. I'm sure right field would look the same, but Arcia will have enough bat to carry it. The Royals were fortunate with Gordon because he can hit and field well. Remember when he came up? He struggled pretty mightily for a few years and some Royals fans were ready to call him a bust.
     
    Of course, they have also called Mike Moustakus a bust and yet his defense is remarkable at third base. 
     
    That's why I'm looking forward to (or hoping that) Eddie Rosario's bat plays in 2014 because I believe his defense in LF will be above average which could make him fairly valuable there if he can hit at all.
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from TheDean in Wolfson: Kris Johnson sold to Hiroshima   
    Maybe "well" isn't the perfect word, but Morneau had zero value and they got two players for him. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from glunn in Wolfson: Kris Johnson sold to Hiroshima   
    I can't really tell what to make of this... I'd say the Twins did pretty well for Morneau.
     
    I'd also say that they did great in the Liriano trade as well. 
     
    It's a 40 man roster spot opening up. That's all. The rest is just details, but this is a good move for the Twins and for Johnson. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from glunn in Wolfson: Kris Johnson sold to Hiroshima   
    Darren Wolfson over at 1500espn reports that the Minnesota Twins have sold the contract of LHP Kris Johnson to the Hiroshima Carp of the Nippon Professional Baseball League. 
     
    The Twins acquired him from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Duke Welker, who the Twins got as the Player to be Named Later in the Justin Morneau trade.
     
    He has been a terrific AAA pitcher the last few seasons, but he has not been able to translate that success to the big leagues (in admittedly very minimal opportunity). 
     
    Earlier in the day, the Twins declined the $3.6 million option on Jared Burton's contract (and paid him the $200,000 buyout). That takes two players off of the Twins 40 man roster. 
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    Seth Stohs reacted to bird in Article: Twins Minor League Report (AFL Week 2): The Rosario Show Continues   
    Are you suggesting it's valid to compare Finnegan to Reed? Finnegan was the 18th player taken. He's living up to his glowing scouting reports, even exceeding all expectations. People watching Reed in the AFL, despite his nice showing, are still seeing some command issues. It's entirely unfair to criticize the Twins on their advancement of Reed, who was selected about 100 players after Finnegan.
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from glunn in Wetmore: The Case for and Against Molitor, Mientkiewicz, Lovullo   
    maybe you can explain this one, but I have been impressed by how thorough the search has been. They've interviewed deserving internal candidates, which I think is great. They have certainly gone outside the organization. I personally can't see anything to complain about.
     
    I think there are 3 really good candidates that each have really good reasons why they could be a good manager. For me:
     
    Molitor - players like him, minor leaguers know him and respect him like crazy, willing to dig into analytics.
     
    Mientkiewicz - fire (much like Gardy 15 years ago and now), youth (can be around for a long time), and he's managed all the top guys who will be the next core.
     
    Lovullo - has managed at various levels, has been a highly thought-of candidate for several years, loves analytics, and someone different. 
     
    All three played in the big leagues. All three are clearly really smart baseball people.
     
    I don't think there's a bad option here.
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from glunn in Wetmore: The Case for and Against Molitor, Mientkiewicz, Lovullo   
    I think we want to be real careful here... We all have skeletons. The cocaine stuff was 30+ years ago. I've never heard a steroid rumor. Let's try not to start anything here. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from Danchat in Wetmore: The Case for and Against Molitor, Mientkiewicz, Lovullo   
    I think we want to be real careful here... We all have skeletons. The cocaine stuff was 30+ years ago. I've never heard a steroid rumor. Let's try not to start anything here. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from PseudoSABR in Wetmore: The Case for and Against Molitor, Mientkiewicz, Lovullo   
    maybe you can explain this one, but I have been impressed by how thorough the search has been. They've interviewed deserving internal candidates, which I think is great. They have certainly gone outside the organization. I personally can't see anything to complain about.
     
    I think there are 3 really good candidates that each have really good reasons why they could be a good manager. For me:
     
    Molitor - players like him, minor leaguers know him and respect him like crazy, willing to dig into analytics.
     
    Mientkiewicz - fire (much like Gardy 15 years ago and now), youth (can be around for a long time), and he's managed all the top guys who will be the next core.
     
    Lovullo - has managed at various levels, has been a highly thought-of candidate for several years, loves analytics, and someone different. 
     
    All three played in the big leagues. All three are clearly really smart baseball people.
     
    I don't think there's a bad option here.
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from DocBauer in Wetmore: The Case for and Against Molitor, Mientkiewicz, Lovullo   
    maybe you can explain this one, but I have been impressed by how thorough the search has been. They've interviewed deserving internal candidates, which I think is great. They have certainly gone outside the organization. I personally can't see anything to complain about.
     
    I think there are 3 really good candidates that each have really good reasons why they could be a good manager. For me:
     
    Molitor - players like him, minor leaguers know him and respect him like crazy, willing to dig into analytics.
     
    Mientkiewicz - fire (much like Gardy 15 years ago and now), youth (can be around for a long time), and he's managed all the top guys who will be the next core.
     
    Lovullo - has managed at various levels, has been a highly thought-of candidate for several years, loves analytics, and someone different. 
     
    All three played in the big leagues. All three are clearly really smart baseball people.
     
    I don't think there's a bad option here.
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from PseudoSABR in Wetmore: The Case for and Against Molitor, Mientkiewicz, Lovullo   
    I think we want to be real careful here... We all have skeletons. The cocaine stuff was 30+ years ago. I've never heard a steroid rumor. Let's try not to start anything here. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from Siehbiscuit in Wetmore: The Case for and Against Molitor, Mientkiewicz, Lovullo   
    maybe you can explain this one, but I have been impressed by how thorough the search has been. They've interviewed deserving internal candidates, which I think is great. They have certainly gone outside the organization. I personally can't see anything to complain about.
     
    I think there are 3 really good candidates that each have really good reasons why they could be a good manager. For me:
     
    Molitor - players like him, minor leaguers know him and respect him like crazy, willing to dig into analytics.
     
    Mientkiewicz - fire (much like Gardy 15 years ago and now), youth (can be around for a long time), and he's managed all the top guys who will be the next core.
     
    Lovullo - has managed at various levels, has been a highly thought-of candidate for several years, loves analytics, and someone different. 
     
    All three played in the big leagues. All three are clearly really smart baseball people.
     
    I don't think there's a bad option here.
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from Kwak in Wetmore: The Case for and Against Molitor, Mientkiewicz, Lovullo   
    I think we want to be real careful here... We all have skeletons. The cocaine stuff was 30+ years ago. I've never heard a steroid rumor. Let's try not to start anything here. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from JB_Iowa in Johnson: Chili Davis Added to Kernels HOF   
    Jeff Johnson wrote that the Cedar Rapids Kernels will induct four people into their Hall of Fame including former Twins DH Chili Davis. The '91 World Series hero was the A's hitting coach this year but just recently was named the hitting coach of the Boston Red Sox.
     
    Also, former Angels prospect Nick Adenhart, who was killed by a drunk driver in a car crash during his rookie year of 2009. 
     
    Lanny Peterson, who is a long-time housing coordinator will also be added. He is the one who sets up host families for players and coaches.
     
    Bert Puckett is the fourth addition. He called Cedar Rapids Raiders games in the '40s before calling Chicago Cubs games until 1955.
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from Paul Pleiss in Perkins Joins Sports Over Beers Podcast   
    I listened to this earlier today... I really enjoyed his thoughts on Terry Ryan, and really enjoyed his comments about the Twins coaching "pitch to contact." 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from glunn in Berardino: Mientkiewicz has 2nd interview last week   
    Per this article from Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press, Doug Mientkiewicz had his second interview last week. 
     
    Berardino called Mientkiewicz tonight and asked a bunch of great questions and got great response:
     
     
     
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from dxpavelka in Article: Twins Organizational Depth Chart: First Base   
    Walker is certainly another name that fits into the "He could also play there" discussion. 
     
    Mauer will be fine. I mean, I'm not sure if people think that a guy who caught in the big leagues for the majority of 10 years is going to keep hitting as Mauer did when he was 30 and under... but a nice .300/.380/.450 would be alright. Let's not forget the concussion either. 
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