Doug Mientkiewicz wanted to be the manager of the Minnesota Twins. He didn’t get that opportunity, but it’s reported that he still wants to manage.
Doug was left off Molitor’s major league staff which technically leaves him without a job. Doug told Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press that he is leaning on coming back to the Twins organization in 2015.
In the article, Doug states that he is leaning on coming back to the Minnesota Twins organization, but he is not 100% yet on the decision.
Where Doug ends up is a big question?
It seems that there are three options:
- It always possible for Doug to go back to Fort Myers where he found a lot of success, but the Twins current Double-A manager Jeff Smith has requested to return to Fort Myers to be closer to home. Both Doug and Smith are from south Florida.
- Jeff Smith potentially moving means Doug might end up at the new Double-A affiliate in Chattanooga.
- Also, there is an opening at Triple-A after former Rochester Red Wings manager Gene Glynn was added to Paul Molitor’s staff.
Doug might still be disappointed in not getting the major league job, but he’d be crazy not to return to the Twins’ minor leagues.
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