Nov 4, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor and general manager Terry Ryan address the media at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
On Paul Molitor cracking down with discipline:
FSN: Paul has talked about some of the changes in the clubhouse, even the things like the cellphone rule (where players need to put their phones away 30 minutes before the game).
TR: “That hasn’t changed. I don’t see any of that. That hasn’t changed. All that stuff is the same basically. We’ve got a few things that I think he’s tweaked on any policy. The cell phone rule has always been in effect. It’s a half hour prior to the game, we want them off.”
It has been noted since the hiring of Molitor that the Twins new manager would be more of a disciplinarian in the clubhouse. It is interesting to note that a cell phone policy, which was immediately brought up under the Molitor regime, was already in place. This begs the question as to whether or not things were enforced or followed when Ron Gardenhire was in charge.
Molitor has also talked about the music selection in the clubhouse, going towards a more appropriate song selection. Thus far throughout Spring Training there have been reports that everything from rock to rap has made its way into the clubhouse.