Minnesota Twins: A Look Back at the First-Half of the Season

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This has been a year of transition for the Twins. After 383 losses over the last four seasons the Twins had no other option, but to fire longtime manager, Ron Gardenhire. Gardenhire took the Twins to the playoffs six times in 13 seasons, but his postseason record was 6-21, with the last win coming in 2004.

It was clearly time for a change and a new perspective.

The Twins hired new manager, Paul Molitor in November. The Hall of Famer has enjoyed success through his first three months of being a manager.

He has taken a team that finished fourth or fifth in the American League Central the past four years and made them a contender.

The Twins currently have the second best record in the American League and the fifth best record in all of baseball. If the season were to end today, Molitor would likely be the Manager of the Year.

The Twins have had just two managers since 1986. It’s early in his tenure, but the Twins could be in for another long run from their manager.

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