Twins skipper Paul Molitor is one of the three finalists for the AL manager of the year award. Here's the case for him winning.
What was the reasoning behind Don Mattingly's exit in LA? Is Miami his next stop? That, plus more skipper searches and news from around the majors in this installment of Inside Baseball.
Even manager Paul Molitor furiously waved at Ramirez to 'Get the [bleep] off the field!' after his three-run homer. Pitcher Ricky Nolasco did not see the flip but promised that 'He'll get his. Don't worry.'
Thanks to Miguel Sano and other young players, the Twins are right in the thick of the wild-card race on the first day of September.
"I think you earn your stripes." Experienced players, unlike rookies or other newcomers, "shouldn't have that borderline pitch called on them. It's that respect factor."
The options aren't exactly glittering on a light Thursday night, so lightly regarded Matt Wisler ($6,300) becomes a bargain choice as ace.
The Twins were down 6-0 heading into the eighth inning and 6-1 heading into the ninth. And they won. Watch how right now.
Matt Carpenter in Coors Field against a righty? The Dodgers against a righty and the Jays against a lefty? Count Heath Cummings in for Monday lineups.
Max Scherzer is a stud, but is there a bit of smoke and mirrors involved? Our Heath Cummings points to the good and bad values in an extra full Tuesday slate of MLB games.
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