Chief executive Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine, beginning their third season in charge of baseball operations for the Twins, have met expectations, the club says. “We feel really good about what Derek Falvey and Thad Levine have brought and what they will bring going forward for our organization,” club President Dave St. Peter said. “Everybody wants to analyze the results of our major league team — that’s natural. But their roles go much deeper than that, and really what we’ve engaged them to do was to build out a championship organization. “What I mean by that is the infrastructure within our baseball operations — people and process and technology and breeding a culture that ultimately will help create a perennial contender.” The Twins were a combined 163-161 the past two seasons. “I feel like we’re in a better spot than we were two years ago and will continue to invest and believe in these guys with the hopes that the major league results will follow,” St. Peter said. “And it’s certainly our hope and expectation that 2019 will represent a significant step forward in terms of the on-field product at the major league level.” The Twins have the youngest (age 37) manager in the major leagues in Rocco Baldelli, who begins his first season in… Read full this story
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