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St. Paul Pioneer Press 1 hour ago

Twins: Paul Molitor says second interview for manager job 'went fine'

Paul Molitor had his second full-length meeting with Twins general manager Terry Ryan regarding the team's open manager position on Tuesday, and the hall of famer apparently came away encouraged.

Twinsights: Paul Molitor says meeting with Terry Ryan "went fine"

Paul Molitor had his second full-length meeting with Twins general manager Terry Ryan on Tuesday regarding the team’s open manager position, and the hall of famer apparently came away encouraged by the discussion. “I think it went fine,” Molitor told the Pioneer Press in a text message. No job offer was extended, Molitor said, but the incumbent Twins infield coach remains the apparent frontrunner to replace Ron Gardenhire, fired Sept. 29 after 13 seasons. It’s unknown exactly who remains in the running, but the Boston Globe reported Tuesday that Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo is...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 23 hours ago

Molitor will meet with Twins' Ryan again on Tuesday

The coach and GM are meeting for at least the third time, but it’s not clear what they will be discussing.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Oct 20, 2014

Twins to meet again with Paul Molitor on managerial opening

The Twins' manager search, at three weeks and counting, could be entering the home stretch.

Twins attendance disaster looms

The Twins’ number of tickets sold per game has fallen by 30 percent since Target Field opened in 2010.

Steinbach recalls the quake, 25 years later

Twins coach was in A's dugout when World Series was interrupted by magnitude 6.9 earthquake that jolted Bay Area

Twinsights: Former pitcher breaks down Gene Glynn, John Russell as managers

Newly retired right-hander Virgil Vasquez has a unique perspective on two reported candidates to be the Twins’ next major league manager. In 2009, Vasquez made 14 appearances (seven starts) for a 99-loss Pittsburgh Pirates team managed by John Russell. “I enjoyed him as a manager,” said Vasquez, hired Thursday as the pitching coach for the Gulf Coast League Twins. “He was kind of a quiet manager, just kind of lets you play and doesn’t say too much. He lets you be who you want to be. It was only two months. It was a whirlwind when I was there, but […] The post Twinsights: Former...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Oct 16, 2014
Twins aren't done interviewing manager candidates, Terry Ryan says

Twins aren't done interviewing manager candidates, Terry Ryan says

With jobs filled this week in Arizona and Texas, the Twins are the only team in major league baseball without a manager. That doesn't appear to have increased Terry Ryan's urgency to fill the job.

Twinsights: Twins reportedly interested in Toronto's DeMarlo Hale

The Toronto Blue Jays recently granted permission for the Twins to interview bench coach DeMarlo Hale for their vacant managing position, according to the Toronto Sun. The Twins requested permission to interview Hale on Oct. 7 and were granted permission at the start of this week, the report said. Hale, 53, has made a number of stops in a well-traveled baseball career. After a long and highly successful minor-league managing career, Hale joined the big-league coaching staff of the Texas Rangers in 2002. By 2006 he had jumped to the Boston Red Sox, who employed him on their big-league staff...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Oct 16, 2014

Tom Powers: A harrowing vision of the perfect Twins field staff for 2015

It might have been the peanut butter sandwich just before bed.

Twinsights: Virgil Vasquez goes from no-hitter to pitching coach

Virgil Vasquez can still pitch. The veteran right-hander showed that in his penultimate start for Triple-A Rochester this August, striking out 11 and walking just one in seven strong innings against the New York Yankees’ top farm team. He also showed it on Aug. 16 in throwing a seven-inning no-hitter against Harrisburg for Double-A New Britain. At 32, however, the former big-league pitcher with the Detroit Tigers (2007) and Pittsburgh Pirates (2009) couldn’t pass up an opportunity like the one the Twins placed before him last month. “I listened to what my insides wanted to do,”...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Oct 16, 2014
Twins: Phil Hughes heads list of Diamond Awards winners

Twins: Phil Hughes heads list of Diamond Awards winners

As free-agent bargains go, it would be hard to do much better than Phil Hughes.

Twinsights: Phil Hughes heads list of Diamond Awards winners

As free-agent bargains go, it would be hard to do much better than Phil Hughes. Hughes' record-setting debut season with the Twins will be honored Jan. 22 at the 10th Annual Diamond Awards, when he will be recognized as the Twins' 2014 Most Valuable Player and Pitcher of the Year. The Twin Cities chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America handled the voting. The program at Target Field will once again benefit research, education and care in brain, nerve and muscle disorders at the University of Minnesota. Former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire also will be honored with the Media...

TwinsCentric: Contemplating the Royals

The Royals are heading to the World Series. How did their roster come together, and how to the Twins plans compare to how the Royals have done it.

Here's how the Twins' opening day payroll ranked in MLB, from 1998-2014

Here’s a very basic web site that has some very good information all in one place: the opening day payrolls of every MLB team from 1998-present. That has allowed us to show you where the Twins have ranked every year during that span: 1998: 24th 1999: 29th 2000: 30th (last) 2001: 30th (last) 2002: 27th 2003: 18th 2004: 19th 2005: 20th 2006: 19th 2007: 18th 2008: 25th 2009: 24th 2010: 11th 2011: 9th 2012: 13th 2013: 22nd 2014: 24th What do these numbers tell us? Well, there are nuances — but here are some things we think they tell us as we go back through the years: *When they were...

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