Minneapolis, MN (Learfield)  --  The Minnesota Twins say they hope to have the new director of baseball operations selected by the time season ticket holders owe their first payments for 2017.  

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That means the end of October after the team announced the due date for those tickets has been extended.  Several bad seasons in a row has Minnesota anticipating the loss of at least three-thousand season ticket holders.  

A show of stability at the top could slow the departures, the team hopes.