From the top of the AL Central Division ladder to the bottom, Derek Falvey has upgraded to a new and improved opportunity.
Previously the assistant general manager of the Cleveland Indians, Falvey has accepted a job as the head of baseball operations for the last-place Minnesota Twins. The hiring was made official early Monday afternoon.
Former general manager and executive vice president Terry Ryan was fired on July 18th after spending five seasons with Minnesota. 29-years seperates Ryan from his new replacement.
The 33-year-old was with the Tribe for nine straight years, many of which came in the scouting realm of the organization.
Falvey's analytical flair and prior college baseball experience with Trinity College makes him a worthy candidate to turn the Twins organization around after a dismal 2016 campaign.