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Twins Rumors: Paul Molitor gets second interview, favorite for manager

The Minnesota Twins have called in Paul Molitor for a second interview for the team's managerial position left vacant with the firing of Ron Gardenhire reports CBS Sports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman. Molitor seems the likely favorite to land the job as several candidates have dropped out of the running. The Twins fired Gardenhire as the regular season ended.molitor gets...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Source: Minnesota Twins Will Name Paul Molitor New Manager

A source close to the team has confirmed to Standing O Sports’ Malcolm Kelner the Minnesota Twins will name Paul Molitor as the new manager. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because the Twins have not yet made the announcement official. Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities reported last night that GM Terry Ryan will interview Molitor for a third time today. However...
Via Standing O Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Alomar is no longer a candidate for manager

The Minnesota Twins search for a manager continues, following a season in which they won just 70 games, marking the fourth consecutive season with 70 of fewer wins. Pitching was a downfall, as the Twins ranked 29th in the Major Leagues in ERA. The poor finish resulted in the firing of Ron Gardenhire, who has managed the Twins since 2002. The managerial candidate list, which appeared...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul Molitor still favorite for Twins job even as team drags feet on offer

While Paul Molitor remains the favorite to land the Twins managerial job, but according to Mike Berardino it “doesn’t sound like” the team is ready to offer him the position just yet. Molitor has a long history with the Twins and sat in on their organizational meeting last week. Doesn't sound like Terry Ryan is expected to offer Paul Molitor the mgr job just yet. More...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A not Optimistic Twins Discussion

Hello all.  You know what's weird?  We are sitting here, the day before the World Series starts at the end of a season where the Twins fired their manager and I haven't written one word about it.  I still love baseball.  I've still watched almost every playoff game possible.  I have a strong rooting interest in the Royals over the boring and overused Giants.  I...
Via Down with Goldy
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: No urgency in hiring new manager

 The Minnesota Twins finished the 2014 season with a record of 70-92, last place in the American League Central. It marked the fourth consecutive season that the Twins won 70 or fewer games. Pitching was a downfall, as the Twins ranked 29th in the Major Leagues in ERA. The poor finish resulted in the firing of Ron Gardenhire, who has managed the Twins since 2002. The Twins...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hughes named Most Valuable Twin, Pitcher of Year

It comes as little surprise that Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes won two of the team's major postseason awards. The team announced Thursday that Hughes was named the Most Valuable Twin as well as the Twins Pitcher of the Year when the recipients of the 2014 Diamond Awards were released. Hughes, who signed a three-year deal with Minnesota before the 2014 season, turned...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins pitcher Glen Perkins reminds the Royals of his World Series assistance

Glen Perkins reminds the Royals of his World Series assistance, tweets they can thank him later.I gave the Royals home field advantage with my save in ASG. They can thank me later.— Glen Perkins (@glenperkins) October 15, 2014Funny stuff. Almost as funny as the fact that the ASG is giving KC home field advantage.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins closer: Royals can thank me later for home-field advantage

The Kansas City Royals owe it all to Glen Perkins. OK, maybe the Minnesota Twins closer didn’t have that much to do with Kansas City’s four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Central Series, but he’s technically the reason the Royals will have home-field advantage in the World Series when they take on either the St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins pitcher sends funny tweet to Royals

Twins closer Glen Perkins was happy for the Kansas City Royals after the Royals managed... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Hale hired as new D’Backs Manager

Born in San Jose California, Chip Hale was always a baseball man. His passion and fire for the game has only gotten stronger as the years have gone by. Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 1987 he spent 2 years in the minors before breaking out with the club in 1989; he played a solid 8 year career. After his playing days were over he quickly became a manager in the game he loves....
Via On-Base Talk
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins GM Ryan tells fans Sano could be headed for the outfield

The Twins’ original timetable may have envisioned Miguel Sano as the team’s starting third baseman next April, but Tommy John surgery and a lost 2014 season changed all that. Sano won’t be in Minneapolis next April, General Manager Terry Ryan told season-ticket holders on Wednesday, and when he does arrive, it’s possible he won’t be a third baseman, either. “Sano could...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Byron Buxton plays for first time since concussion

After a rough year for Minnesota Twins prospects, top prospect Byron Buxton is back on the field for the first time since his ugly concussion.  On Tuesday as the Arizona Fall League began, Buxton was on the field for Salt River.  Although he went 0-4 with a run and a stolen base, this is very positive news for Twins fans.While the team has been very mediocre over the past several...
Via MLB Injury News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Payroll to remain steady

The Minnesota Twins shockingly made a surprise move to start their offseason by firing long time manager Ron Gardenhire.  But while that move was shocking, there should not be many other major moves expected from the club this winter.  Mike Beranrdino is reporting that there should not be major changes to the team's payroll this winter.St. Peter: "Haven't finalized...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Salt River Rafters: Arizona Fall League Top Prospects

A look at the Top 5 prospects representing the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League. The Rafters are represented by players from the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, Miami Marlins and Minnesota Twins respectively. Byron Buxton - Minnesota Twins – Outfield Not only is Byron Buxton the top prospect on the Salt River Rafters, but he is the top prospect...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time for Mike Scioscia to go

The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire last week, leaving Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia as not just the longest-serving skipper in Major League Baseball, but by a landslide. After a first-round playoff debacle against the wild card Kansas City Royals — his team scored just eight runs in its last 52 innings — it’s long past time for the Angels to relieve...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Paul Molitor the favorite to become new manager?

The Minnesota Twins finished the 2014 season with a record of 70-92, last place in the American League Central. It marked the fourth consecutive season that the Twins won 70 or fewer games. Pitching was a downfall, as the Twins ranked 29th in the Major Leagues in ERA. The poor finish resulted in the firing of Ron Gardenhire, who has managed the Twins since 2002. Could Hall of Famer...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Minnesota interested in Yasmany Tomas

The Minnesota Twins struggled to a 70-92 season in 2014, last in the American League Central. The Twins were seventh in the league in runs scored, but were a woeful 29th in the Major Leagues in ERA.  The 70-win season was the fourth year in a row with 70 or fewer wins. Looking to improve the team across the board,  the Twins have interest in working out Cuban outfielder Yasmany...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Molitor front runner for vacant Twins managerial job

Hall of Famer Paul Molitor is considered the front runner for the vancant managerial job of the Minnesota Twins. Molitor was part of a coaching staff that served under Ron Gardenhire during the 2014 season. With Gardenhire being let go at the end of the season Molitor was also. The Twins are just starting their managerial search with Doug Mientkiewicz also being on the early list...
Via Tireball.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mientkiewicz interviews for Twins managing job

Twins General Manager Terry Ryan is pushing on with his search for a new manager, interviewing former Twins first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz for the job Thursday, according to a person with knowledge of the search process. Ryan on Thursday headed to Fort Myers, Fla., to watch prospects in the instructional league, so the interview is believed to have taken place there. Mientkiewicz...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: "Strong feeling" Twins want to talk to Phil Nevin to become manager

The Minnesota Twins recently fired manager Ron Gardenhire and are now looking for their first manager since 1986. They had a disappointing season, going 70-92, and continuing the streak of four straight seasons without making the playoffs. They will need a new voice in the clubhouse and have many options out on the table.#454502602 / gettyimages.comA league source told said that...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Where do the Twins go from here?

        I’ve been asked two questions frequently in the last several days: “Who do you think will be the next Twins manager?” and “Who do you want to be the next Twins manager?” (For the record, the two questions I’ve asked the most frequently are “Are you going to finish that?” and “Can you tell me where the bathroom is?”) The first answer is easy: I think...
Via The Rhino and Compass
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Prospects: Minnesota Twins

Previous Lists in the Series: Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks The Scouting Explained Series: Introduction, Hitting Pt 1 Pt 2 Pt 3 Pt 4 Pt 5 The Twins have both top-end talent and lots of depth in their system, which will likely rank their system among the best in the league when I get around to that later this off-season. It’s interesting […]
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Molitor to interview with Twins

The Minnesota Twins have begun interviews for their vacant managerial position and today they’ll talk with former Milwaukee Brewers great Paul Molitor. Darren Wolfson of 1500-ESPN tweeted late last night that Molitor is actually the front runner for the position. Molitor has no managerial experience which scares a lot of people but it really shouldn’t. Yes, the front-runner...
Via My Sports Rumors
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Wiz Khalifa on Cheating With Twins: “If You Never Try, You’ll Never Know”

In the immortal of the Tupac this might have been the realest sh*t Wiz ever wrote. When reports came down than Amber Rose caught him having a threesome with biological twins, he went on an epic Twitter basically saying he is going to do what he is going to do. It wasn’t a confession per se, but the evidence is mounting that Wiz loves the double play (for full disclosure tweets...
Via BlackSportsOnline
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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