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Paul Molitor Let Go By Twins

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The Minnesota Twins have fired their manager, Paul Molitor after a 305-343 record in Minnesota.

It is only one year after Molitor won the American League Manager of the year award.

Molitor’s dismissal is a bit of a surprise, mostly due to a roster that under-performed in all phases of the game. Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton, Brian Dozier and others disappointed from first pitch to last pitch this season. Dozier found himself traded by the end of July while Buxton never made it back to the majors after a miserable start to his 2018. Sano could barely keep his average above the Mendoza line. The pitching staff was equally at fault, as free agent signing Lance Lynn found himself walking way too many batters and eventually was shipped to New York.

Molitor should not have been at fault for everything falling apart this season after a great 2017 season.

He should have been given another shot in 2019 to rectify the mistakes and unfortunate circumstances of 2018.

Minnesota has not announced who will replace Molitor but a list of potential new hires that will take his spot on the bench in 2019 has been released.

Brad Mills is the most notable name off of that list. Mills endured an unsuccessful run in Houston right before AJ Hinch turned the franchise around. While John McDonald is the most intriguing on the list.

 

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