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5 reasons why Paul Molitor stays Twins manager

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Basbeball's managerial ax has swung and the first manager fired is Atlanta's Fredi Gonzalez.

The Braves are bad. A 9-28 start bad. So bad that Atlanta is on track for their worst season ever. That's 130 years of baseball.

When fans look at the standings, Twins fans see their team not far behind the Braves. But there will be no firings in Twins territory. No managerial movements. Paul Molitor isn't going anywhere and here are five reasons why Molitor is the right man for the job:

1. Molly still the man

His team still has fight in it. The fact that now demoted starter Jose Berrios spotted Detroit eight first inning runs and the Twins rallied (eventually losing 10-8) speaks volumes for the message Molitor is sending his players. Molitor knows what he's doing. He works nine innings and much more. That his Twins players didn't quit like Atlanta's seemingly have is a great sign.

2. Remember last year?

Molitor resurrected the Twins last season from four consecutive 90-plus losing seasons. He brought calm to the clubhouse, leadership to his line-up and patience instead of a constant pounding to the players.

3. H-O-F

Three letters, H-O-F. Hall of Famer. Molitor is one of six players in history to collected 3,000 hits and 500 stolen bases. Number-4 is ninth all time with 3,319 hits, 11th with 605 doubles and Molitor played in 2,683 games (31st all time). World Series champion, MVP. Been there, done that and more.

4. Young roster

Molitor didn't build the roster he's managing and his work is not done. It's too early to fire sale the players and way too early to kiss the season goodbye.

5. Did ya' hear the boss?

Twins owner Jim Pohlad, like a week ago, said he's safe. Enough said.

To compare the plight of these two managers is just crazy. Fredi managed 10 seasons and started 9-28. The tale of these two teams is different and by seasons end, will not be comparable. While both teams are retooling or rebuilding or whatever you want to call it, the prospects for a Twins turnaround are far greater and more probable with a stable leader at the wheel.

It's Molitor.

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