Chicago Cubs: Could they take the former Twins skipper?
Paul Molitor is another big name to watch out for if Brandon Hyde goes elsewhere.
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In a somewhat surprising move, the Twins relived Molitor of his duties at the end of the season, just one year removed from leading the Twins to an 85-win season and a postseason berth.
Those efforts netted Molitor 2017 AL Manager of the Year honors.
The Hall of Famer would be a great fit for the Cubs. Given the team’s offensive woes last year, bringing in a bench coach who himself collected 3,319 knocks in his career seems like a pretty good place to start.
The fact of the matter is the Cubs couldn’t hit large chunks of the season, including pretty much all September. This culminated in the Cubs squandering their division lead and, eventually, falling in the Wild Card game to the Colorado Rockies.
Molitor could serve as a second hitting coach to go along with newly-hired Anthony Iapoce.