The Minnesota Twins conducted an exhaustive search, looking at everything from bench coaches to minor league managers, but it now appears to be over. Terry Ryan has settled on Paul Molitor as the next manager of your Minnesota Twins.
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While Molitor just nearly edged out Torey Lovullo of the Boston Red Sox organization, it was expected when Molitor was brought in, that he was a manager in waiting all along. Today that news became virtually official when Patrick Reusse of 1500 ESPN broke the new. Judd Zulgad shared with Twitter prior to Saturday Morning Sports Talk:
As we discussed a few weeks ago, Molitor has and always was a forgone conclusion, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Give Terry Ryan and the Twins their due for conducting an exhaustive search, but pride them for going with their guy as well. Likely through the process, information and ideas for success going forward were gained as well.
Paul Molitor is regarded in many baseball circles, as having one of the smartest baseball minds the game has seen. Should the Twins have gotten this right, Joe Maddon may be an afterthought with Molitor developing into the same form on his own.
Look for a press conference early next week to formally announce the decision.
Good on you Minnesota Twins and Terry Ryan, I think you got this one right, and the future can begin now.
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