Hicks: Twins Criticism In 2014 'Made Me A Stronger Player'Aaron Hicks was hitting .161 for the Minnesota Twins 1 1/2 months into the 2015 season when manager Ron Gardenhire and assistant general manager Rob Antony took the unusual step of criticizing him publicly. "To hit .160, .170, those don't last in the big leagues," Gardenhire told reporters. "He needs to start studying the game a little more."
Hometown Boys Molitor, Mauer Trying To Turn Twins AroundTwo hometown stars are trying to save a franchise that has rarely been lower after four straight seasons of at least 92 losses.
Paul Molitor Makes Debut As Manager At Spring TrainingMany are hoping Molitor will be able to change the losing culture at the Twins, but all the Hall of Famer can do to make changes is make out the lineup card. It all starts with the pitchers, who began their workouts in Fort Meyers Monday, including the recently-acquired, right-hander Irving Santana.
Cancer-Free Ryan Focused On Restoring Twins As Contenders Terry Ryan entered his office during a public showcase of renovations at Minnesota's spring training facility and found a handful of fans inside admiring the stadium view.
Gardenhire Welcome To Work For Twins But Will Take Year OffFormer manager Ron Gardenhire has decided to take the year off, rather than work as an adviser role for the Minnesota Twins. Gardenhire was fired after last season and replaced by Paul Molitor, though his contract has another year on it.
2014 In Review: Top Local Sports HeadlinesIt was another crazy year on the Minnesota sports scene with plenty of great moments, some tough times and two coaches dismissed. Throw in a national title that nobody will remember on the college scene, and it's been another very interesting year depending on which sports team you follow most.
Paul Molitor Talks With Dave LeeClick the link above to listen to the new Twins Manager talk with Dave Lee
Twins Make It Official: Paul Molitor Is Next ManagerThe Minnesota Twins made it official Monday afternoon, naming Paul Molitor the 13th manager in the history of the organization. Molitor will be introduced as the team's new manager at a news conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Twins On Verge Of Naming Paul Molitor New ManagerThe Minnesota Twins are on the verge of announcing that Paul Molitor will be the team's next manager.
Hughes Picked As MVP, Pitcher Of Year For TwinsPhil Hughes has been named most valuable player and pitcher of the year for the Minnesota Twins in 2014. Hughes set a major league record for strikeout-to-walk ratio and posted a 3.52 ERA in 32 starts, his first season with the Twins.
Twins Seek New Direction With Gardenhire Dismissal The search has begun for a new manager of the Minnesota Twins for the first time in 13 years. After four straight seasons of at least 92 losses, the mandate to find a fresh perspective in the dugout has been made clear.
Will Twins' New Manager Hire Be Internal? It was hard to imagine the Minnesota Twins parting ways with manager Ron Gardenhire. But four losing seasons have cost him his job, even though the talent pool of his ball-club is well below the standards expected to compete.