Neil Allen Hired As Twins Pitching Coach
Arguably the most important hire of the Twins offseason remained the man who would lead the pitching staff back to competence. While Rick Anderson had served solid years in the organization, he no longer was getting results. The Twins pulled Neil Allen from the Tampa Bay Rays Triple-A Durham affiliate, and named him their pitching coach on November 25. Allen was expected to bring a fresh look to the organization, and hopefully reposition the pitching staff as an asset for the organization.