Phil Miller covered three seasons of Twins baseball, but that was at a different ballpark for a different newspaper. Now Miller returns to the baseball beat after joining the Star Tribune as the Gopher football writer in 2010, and he won't miss the dingy dome for a minute. In addition to the Twins and Gophers, Miller covered the Utah Jazz and the NBA for six years at The Salt Lake Tribune.

Twins working to rehire Krivsky, deny O's permission to interview Radcliff

Posted by: Phil Miller under MLB, Twins management Updated: November 4, 2011 - 3:18 PM

Two Twins front office notes to pass along: The team did indeed decline permission for the Orioles to speak to VP of Player Personnel, Mike Radcliff, about Baltimore's vacant GM job, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Also, the Twins hope to soon finalize an agreement with former assistant GM Wayne Krivsky that would bring him back to the organization, likely as a special assistant to GM Bill Smith.

Krivsky, 57, left the Twins to become the Reds general manager after the 2005 season. After getting fired by the Reds in 2008, he went on to become a special assistant for the Orioles and Mets.

Krivsky would focus primarily on pro scouting for the Twins, but the team's current inner circle -- which includes Smith, Radcliff, assistant GM Rob Antony and former GM Terry Ryan -- would welcome Krivsky's input as a former major league GM.

Beyond the potential Krivsky hire, and perhaps adding a few new area scouts, the Twins aren't planning any shake-ups. Radcliff's title will not change, but it's clear the organization considers him a vital cog moving forward.

I'll have more on what all this means in tonight's first editions.

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