They vowed not to discuss contracts during the season

Molitor built a Hall of Fame playing career by being able to anticipate things before they happened on a baseball diamond, but even he could not get a read on whether the two first-year Twins executives were there to extend him an offer to return as manager or to say their goodbyes and wish him well.

“I was back and forth on it at different times,” Molitor said Tuesday. “I wasn’t trying to be presumptuous.”

Falvey and Levine wanted to spend the entire season evaluating the baseball operations, including Molitor, who was in the final year of a three-year contract. They vowed not to discuss contracts during the season, even after Molitor’s name emerged as a favorite for AL Manager of the Year while helping the Twins become the first team to qualify for the playoffs after losing more than 100 games the previous year.

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