Souhan: Young Twins should listen and learn from Molitor

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 21, 2014 - 12:11 PM

Paul Molitor is one of the smartest men in baseball and a valuable resource for a young team.

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russo28128Feb. 20, 14 9:58 PM

Welcome Molly!

ReporterFeb. 21, 14 5:47 AM

Glad he's with the Twins. You missed one of his greatest contributions to the Twin Cities - the Paul Molitor Burger at the Nook/Shamrocks.

transplantedFeb. 21, 14 7:27 AM

That kind of pettiness from Gardenhire is disappointing. A guy who can't get the job done - hasn't gotten the job done -afraid of having someone on his staff who might stand a better chance? Molitor should have been the guy a couple years ago. I expect he will be, two years from now.

ltufvessonFeb. 21, 14 8:04 AM

There have been 4 managers who lost 90 games who have been give a contract extension. Of those the longest anyone lasted was 90 games. Gardy should never have been resigned and until he is gone this organization is going no where. My hope is Moliter is in charge before the end of the season.

sportsrat6Feb. 21, 14 8:06 AM

I had a college roommate who was a high school classmate of Molitor's. In the Cretin-Durham Hall yearbook under his picture under goals it said, "become a professional baseball player." This guy was the real deal back then. This team will be all the better with him on the staff with the big club.

r112136Feb. 21, 14 9:12 AM

Gardenhire was retained because Ryan felt partly responsible, as he should, for Gardenhires record the last 3 seasons. Molitor was brought in to replace Gardenhire when he has the Twins out of the running by June 1. The sad part is in Ryans mind he has provided the tools this season for Gardenhire to succeed, when in reality he has set him up too fail.

redeye12Feb. 21, 1410:24 AM

Should listen, but will they? And unfortunately, Molitor isn't a pitching coach.

BallFourFeb. 21, 1411:35 AM

ltufvesson: There have been 4 managers who lost 90 games who have been give a contract extension BALLFOUR: Heck, Connie Mack's teams lost, in succession, 91, 100, 80, 99, 97, 100, 90, 99, 105, 82, 98, 105. He's in the Hall of Fame.

wabeneFeb. 21, 1411:57 AM

Gardenhire fired by June? No way. Sign him to a 2 year deal and can him after a few months....not gonna happen. BTW are there some of you that believe a different manager could've won with the talent on this team the last couple of years? C'mon

wabeneFeb. 21, 1412:01 PM

If I was going to chose someone to blame for the sad state of this team I would say Terry Ryan hands down. He promoted Bill Smith and I think he could've started being aggressive before this off season.


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