The Minnesota Twins announced today that Paul Molitor will not return as manager in 2019.

The team offered Paul another position within the organization and he said he would consider it and was grateful for the time he put in. Molitor played his final three years of his career with the Twins from 1996-1998.  Molitor moved up the ladder quite fast as a team favorite and also from the state of Minnesota. He held multiple coaching positions at the minor and major league levels and was named the 13th Manager in club history in 2015. Molitor led the Twins to a record of 305-343 (.471) in four seasons as manager.

I've always been a fan of Paul Molitor because he loves the game and because he loves Minnesota, and when he could have played anywhere he took a pay cut to finish with the Minnesota Twins organization.

The Twins will immediately begin their search for a new manager, internally and externally. The coaching staff will be determined by the new manager along with the front office brass as well.