The Twins and the Waiting Game
The Minnesota Twins are still working out just who will be sitting on their bench next season as the new general manager. After firing Ron Gardenhire, the Twins have gone back to the drawing board to replace a man that spent over a decade directing the franchise. Right now though, it seems like there is no end in sight.
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With the Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks now having both already hired new head coaches, the question starts to become, “What are we waiting for?”
Minnesota has interviewed within the organization, and they have interviewed outside of it. The front office, Terry Ryan and company, have been relatively tight lipped in regards to where they are leaning, but no indication has been made that they are close to make an eventual decision.
Earlier this week, I questioned what feeling should arise if the Twins hire Paul Molitor or Doug Mientkiewicz. While I think either man would be a great fit for the job, does that not signify that everything else was just an over the top song and dance? If the Twins already have an idea of where they are leaning, why is the process being drug out?
Although not a decision to be made lightly, it’s hard not to feel as if the Twins are taking the same approach as they do with many of their young minor leaguers. Having to make sure every “t” is crossed and “i” is dotted is great in theory, but what are you leaving on the table?
Minnesota finds themselves at a pivotal point in their franchise. The Twins are trending in the right direction, but they need to execute at certain key points with exact precision to reach their goal of returning to relevance.
For the Twins, finding the right man is important, but doing so at the perfect time may not be something to pinpoint. There is a lot to be said about conviction and confidence, and that move can be made now.
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