The whole idea behind the Twins’ front office restructuring was to create a more informed hierarchy to oversee the team’s baseball operations. Jim Pohlad and Dave St. Peter, frankly, lack that knowledge, so kudos to them for realizing they needed to bring another executive in. We already know the top guy will be Derek Falvey, the current Indians’ Vice President of Baseball Operations, but because the Indians are still playing, Falvey hasn’t been able to make decisions about the rest of his staff quite yet. All we know is that he is the Number One guy for the front office, and they plan on bringing in a Number Two.
Falvey isn’t completely ignoring the search for Number Two, however, as he’s reportedly been having daily discussions with St. Peter. Most of what they have decided or discussed simply can’t be made public yet.
Peter Gammons did let one possible news-nugget slip out yesterday:
While in Boston Amiel Sawdaye weighing between Red Sox GM and 'Backs ass't gm, one of his good friends says to watch out for the Twins— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) October 23, 2016
Amiel Sawdaye currently serves as Boston’s Vice President of International and Amateur Scouting, and as the tweet states, is contending for positions in the Red Sox’s and Diamondbacks’ front offices. Before his current role, Sawdaye served as the Director of Amateur Scouting for the Red Sox, and played a part in drafting Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Travis Shaw and Blake Swihart.
So could Sawdaye be the Twins’ next General Manager, or other member of the new front office? Unless he accepts a position elsewhere, we won’t know until after the danged World Series.