Minnesota Twins Year In Review: October 2014


The season was well over for the Minnesota Twins and it was time for change. Ron Gardenhire was out and it became a forgone conclusion that Paul Molitor would be named the next manager of the ball club. That and more will be found in the following:

It’s the month that was October right here on Puckett’s Pond!

5. No Joe

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The Twins had fired Ron Gardenhire and looked to be finalizing a deal with Paul Molitor when one of the best managers in the game of baseball instantly came available. Joe Maddon left the Rays and became a managerial free agent, the report saying he was not coming to Minnesota was a popular one. I still have dreams of a Maddon-lead Twins team.

4. Sano Waiting

As much as Twins fans are desperately waiting for the arrival of Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton, the injuries of last season are more than likely forcing them to wait it out longer. 2015 should have been a year of MLB experience for the pair, but now it looks like they will have to wait patiently.

3. Hiring Molitor A Forgone Conclusion

The search was long and had a laundry list of candidates, but it came clear that the Twins were going to hire Paul Molitor. Plain and simple.

2. Meyer Wasting Away

The Twins get a lot of grief for not bringing their prospects along at a quicker pace and some proof of that is Alex Meyer. The big name in the Denard Span trade seems to be just wasting away in the minor leagues.

1. Hicks and Buxton: Yeah…

Could Byron Buxton be the next Aaron Hicks? Probably not, but sometimes it can’t all be sunshine, unicorns and beautiful flowers in a meadow-like setting. We all still hold high hopes for Buxton, while you probably shouldn’t ask about our thoughts on Hicks for awhile.

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