Minnesota Twins: Is Molitor’s Job Really Safe?

Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad says second-year manager Paul Molitor is safe but do any of us really believe that? Me personally, I don’t. And it’s not because I think Pohlad is a liar of any kind, I just think him vowing to bring back Molitor for next season doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll survive it. […] Minnesota Twins: Is Molitor’s Job Really Safe? - Puckett's Pond...
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Twins’ owner says Paul Molitor will stay on as manager into 2017

According to a report from Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press on Tuesday, Minnesota Twins’ owner Jim Pohlad has stated that manager Paul Molitor will stay on as the club’s skipper going forward. Specifically, Pohlad has assured Molitor that he will be the Twins’ manager next season regardless of any front office changes that may […] The post Twins’ owner says Paul...
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5 days ago

Molitor learning to be patient with scuffling club

Paul Molitor, who has been told by Twins owner and CEO Jim Pohlad that he will remain the team's manager into the 2017 campaign, said it can be difficult trying to make things happen amid the team's struggles, given his tendency to press in trying to create offense.
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The 'Twins Way' has been beset by bad starting pitching

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) During the previous decade, as Minnesota piled up division titles as a spunky overachiever, the organization's ability to produce fundamentally solid players and competitive teams without expensive power hitters or starting pitchers became known around baseball as the ''Twins Way.'' They've become the wayward Twins these days. They're on pace at the All-Star break...
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Suspended pitching coach Allen rejoins Twins

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Twins pitching coach Neil Allen has rejoined the team six weeks after his arrest on suspicionn of drunken driving. Allen was back with the team Thursday for the start of a four-game series at Texas, the last games before the All-Star break. The Twins suspended Allen indefinitely after his arrest in the early morning hours of May 27 in downtown Minneapolis. Without...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Molitor on pitching coach's arrest: 'I'm concerned about my friend'

SEATTLE -- Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor said his primary concern was for the well-being of pitching coach Neil Allen, who was suspended by the team following his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving."There's a lot of things that are swirling around, but my thoughts are about what we can do for him here in the short term to support him," Molitor said before Friday's game...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Twins to limit players' smartphone use on game days

By Sam Galanis Taking away cell phones isn’t just a punishment for misbehaving teenagers anymore. The Minnesota Twins said Friday that they’re going to limit their players’ cell phone time on game days, asking them to shut down their devices 30 minutes before the first pitch. The policy is something former manager Ron Gardenhire tried to start late last season and that new...
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins expected to hire Paul Molitor as manager

The Minnesota Twins’ search for a new manager is reportedly ending soon. The team is expected to hire Paul Molitor as its skipper, according to ESPN 1500’s Patrick Reusse. If hired, the Hall of Famer would beat out other candidates such as Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo and former Twin Doug Mientkiewicz, who is currently the manager of the Twins’ single-A affiliate...
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Molitor reflects on his 'weird' All-Star experiences

Paul Molitor finished his Hall of Fame career with 3,319 hits, which currently ranks 10th most all time. Yet despite Molitor's prowess at the plate for 21 big league seasons, the St. Paul native and current Minnesota Twins coach never had much success in All-Star Games. Molitor has just one All-Star hit on his resume. In fact, most of Molitor's seven All-Star appearances were a bit...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Molitor working to improve Twins' defensive positioning

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Back when Paul Molitor played, some of the most advanced technology that allowed hitters to scout opposing pitchers were VHS tapes. Most of the Twins players he now coaches have likely never used a VCR in their lives. Times have changed, and Molitor is slowly but surely adapting. Molitor was added to the Twins' coaching staff this offseason and will oversee the...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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