Here are the links:
- Apparently, after losing out on the Twins’ managerial opening to the young Rocco Baldelli, bench coach Derek Shelton wasn’t sure if he would return to the staff at all. According to a report by The Athletic’s Dan Hayes, Derek Shelton and Thad Levine gave Shelton more time to think about it and he realized he probably wasn’t getting a job anywhere else, thus agreeing to return.
- In case you missed it, nearly everyone else on the coaching staff not named James Rowson is leaving.
- Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com actually thinks the Twins could afford to sign a big name like Manny Machado or Bryce Harper this off season, but they won’t do it because Twins.
- Over at Twins Daily, Nick Nelson came up with other ways the Twins should spend all their money, which includes signing Josh Donaldson, among other things.
- ESPN made a pretty darn bold statement about Jake Cave recently. I like it.