Here are three thoughts following the Twins 3-0 loss to the Mets
EXECUTIVE SEARCH: You know what all these candidates have in common? None have been a GM. The closest are John Ricco and Rob Antony - who both are (or have) been a interim GM. That means the Twins' brass has to be able to evaluate these candidates and determine which one will become the next Theo Epstein. Or Andrew Friedman. What a challenge. The Twins are making a franchise-altering decision and they have to look at a candidate, use their imagination, and see where they will have the franchise in 3-5 years. Of course, they might have a sleeper candidate up their sleeve. This will be fascinating to watch play out.
SUZUKI..AGAIN: Unless he can play in a rubber suit, I would sit Kurt Suzuki the rest of the series. He took two more foul balls, including another direct hit on the mask, on Friday. This comes two days after needing five stitches on his chin after taking another foul ball off the mask. This is one tough son of a gun. I just can't see him playing for a couple days. ``It's tough,'' Twins manager Paul Molitor said. ``The second one got him pretty good. Thankfully the stitches held. It was a good shot. It took him awhile to recover but he wanted to stay in there. He seems like he's taking more than his fair shots for sure.''
FAMILIAR WITH FAMILIA? This guy is nasty. I wanted to see him pitch just to see what his stuff looked like in person. 97 mph sinkers, are you kidding me? And he's got other pitches. We were talking in the press box. Zach Britton probably has the best sinking fastball among relievers. But Familia can't be far off. I don't know how he gets into trouble. He looks unhittable.