SOURCE: Sandy Alomar Jr. has been told he's OUT. Reported last week same on McEwing. Toronto Sun reports Demarlo Hale out too. #mntwins
— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) October 21, 2014
If so, the known candidates are down to the three insiders (Gene Glynn, Doug Mientkiewicz and Paul Molitor) and one outsider (Torey Lovullo of the Boston Red Sox).
Other Twitter reports of note:
@MikeBerardino And #orioles bench coach John Russell still hasn't been contacted for an interview, I'm told
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) October 21, 2014
Person with direct knowledge confirms second meeting set for Tuesday between Paul Molitor and Terry Ryan regarding #MNTwins mgr opening.
— Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) October 20, 2014
I'm still rooting for Mientkiewicz to get the job, but these reports hint that Molitor's going to get the job.
It's been easy to forget over the course of the long layoff, but the World Series starts tonight.
I expect this series to ultimately boil down to the power arms of the Kansas City bullpen versus the fastball-hitting middle of the San Francisco lineup. How good are the Giants against high velocity?
SF hitter ranks (among 150 qualified in MLB in '14) vs. fastballs of 95+ mph: 6. Pence, .373; 10. Posey, .344; 29. Sandoval, .322.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 20, 2014
Yeah, they're that good.
I frequently see a series like this as turning on a strength vs. a weakness. In this case, I see a strength versus a strength. That's harder to call. I'll take the Royals in this matchup, but I'm not particularly comfortable with that call.