Joe Vavra is the new hitting coach. Did you just ask the same question I did? Probably. Who is this guy? According to ESPN, well-regarded minor league staffer in the organization, who previously was a player and coach in the Dodgers' system, starred at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and has been the Twins' minor league field coordinator for the past four years.
Wow. That's a star. (Fingers crossed) So the Twins interviewed Hall of Famers Rod Carew and Paul Molitor, and should-be-in-the-Hall Tony Olivia was probably asked, about the job and they declined. As I've said, I'm suspicious that has something to do with Gardy's attitude and the general aura in the Twins clubhouse, which is sumed up with the word "cancerous."
So what we have instead of below-.500 OPS Ullger is a guy who never even played in the majors. I have to ask if this is even an upgrade. But I suppose any change is good. Who knows. Maybe guys will respond to someone else who never could hit major league hitting.