Nov 4, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor addresses the media at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Although not a player anymore, there’s no way you can leave Molitor off of this list. In taking over for Ron Gardenhire, it may not be so much what he does different, but instead what he doesn’t do the same. While Gardy had a good run for the Twins, many of his tactics, teachings, and coaching moves ran dry with the organization as his time came to an end.
In Fort Myers for Molitor, it will be about establishing his way of doing things, keeping what works, and moving on to other things that push the team forward. At this point, it seems that a no-nonsense approach can be expected, but to what level sabermetrics, shifts, drills, and baserunning nuances are used is still up in the air. Understanding Molitor this spring will help us to be able to prepare a groundwork for the season ahead.
Looking at the landscape of the players discussed, it is fair to say that the Twins have plenty of storylines to monitor as Spring Training begins to get underway. With plenty of young talent, and others looking to further cement their position, the fire on each gameday should be heightened to a certain extent.
Make sure to stay tuned to the news out of Hammond Stadium in anticipation of what is to come.
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