If you are holding your breath while waiting to learn who the new Minnesota Twins’ pitching coach will be, I hope you stop holding your breath. It has been reported for a while that the search is down to two, but we’re not getting much further than that.
Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reported on Friday that the search is down to two men, but nothing further than that.
Co-editor Ted broke down the resumes of both of the remaining candidates earlier this week.
"Neil Allen is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and currently is employed as the Triple-A pitching coach for the Tampa Bay Rays affiliate, the Durham Bulls.Carl Willis is a former Major League Baseball reliever who did spend some time in his career pitching for the Twins. Willis was the Cleveland Indians pitching coach from 2003 to 2009 and then was employed in the same role until 2014 by the Seattle Mariners."
The word is the main thing the Twins are looking for is experience in the man that they hire for the job. Both men have experience and lack of experience is why the names that Twins fans initially threw out as hopeful pitching coaches eventually fell to the wayside.