Not long after the Minnesota Twins bowed out of the MLB postseason bracket, could their general manager be leaving the Twin Cities for Boston?
MLB rumors: Minnesota Twins GM possibly leaving for Boston Red Sox?
According to MLB insider Jon Heyman, Twins general manager Thad Levine will interview for the same position with the Boston Red Sox. Boston is looking for a new general manager after president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom was relieved of his duties in mid-September after the Red Sox once again missed the postseason, finishing the 2023 season with a 78-84 mark and languishing in last place in the American league East.
Levine was hired by the Twins as senior vice president, general manager in November of 2016. As Heyman pointed out in his tweet, Levine was in the running for the top job with the Philadelphia Phillies before Dave Dombrowski was hired in late 2020. Ironically, Dombrowski was hired in Philly after five years of running baseball operations for the Red Sox.
Levine spent 11 seasons as assistant general manager for the Texas Rangers before taking the reins in the Twin Cities. His blueprint for success with Minnesota included the signing of Carlos Correa and being part of a trade that benefitted both teams when he sent reigning AL batting champion Luis Arraez to the Miami Marlins in exchange for pitcher Pablo Lopez. Both the Marlins and Twins made the postseason in 2023, using the trade pieces as a key part of their success.
He has also spent time in the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations.
Minnesota has made the postseason four times under Levine's leadership, including winning the AL Central this year and advancing to the ALDS. On their way to that round, the Twins snapped an 18-game postseason losing streak by sweeping the Toronto Blue Jays in the Wild Card round.