Not sure why he was fired...they gave him a new deal last year after being named manger of the year. What did they expect? They gutted the team rendering the remaining players emotionally dead after the AS break.
Makes no sense to me either. I am a Twins fan and either watch them or listen to their games a little daily. Very high quality professional - treats his players fairly - gives young players a chance to play.
I would much prefer to fire the ownership and management. But, we are stuck with them.
They traded Dozier, Escobar, Rodney on him Polonca had a PED suspension and Sanu was hurt. Only thing I can think of is management criticized the won loss record and he came back with a every time we develop a good player you trade him for prospects. Every time I heard him interviewed I was confident he was doing his best. I cannot see where the management actually cares about winning. They were competitive at home for the fans.
The truth is the new guys(falvey and levine) never wanted Molitor, after he won manager of the year last year, they really had no choice but to keep him. Molitor had 4 years as manager and the most games they ever won was last years 84. He was mediocre. The good news is hopefully Joe Mauer is going to retire and that frees up his 23 million to go out and get a couple more players and a real 1st baseman.
They offered him a "role" didn't say what that meant. He's got 2 more years of money coming, I doubt he'll stick around, getting fired when you didn't have a terrible season(just poor), doesn't bring on a lot of loyalty.