Get in your bets! It appears that the Minnesota Twins have spoken to everyone that they want to talk to about the open manager position. At least, everyone that Terry Ryan wants to speak to.
Ryan told this to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN and KSTP-TV.
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Wolfson quotes Ryan as saying the team is in the ‘home stretch’ for naming a manager, despite there not actually being a timeframe to name one. The Pioneer Press reports the Twins won’t name the manager this weekend.
Ryan is quoted in the article as saying the job is attractive due to the perceived bright future for the Twins franchise with hopeful stars Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano on the way to the big leagues, hopefully, sooner than later.
Wolfson reports that the final step to the hiring process will be a meeting with team owner Jim Pohlad. It is not known if Pohlad will meet just with Ryan’s top finalist or the perceived top three.
It is thought that current Twins coach Paul Molitor is the front-runner for the position. Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo is gaining traction as the wanted replacement for Ron Gardenhire. Lovullo is the only outsider to make it to the perceived final three. Current Single-A Fort Myers manager Doug Mientkiewicz rounds out the final three.