This past week reports of Mike Radcliffe being pursued by the Baltimore Orioles ended up with an interesting twist. The Twins refused permission for the discussions due to supposed restructuring in the Twins front office. Subsequent reports have denied a change in title coming for Radcliffe, at least for now.
In a related story, apparently for assistant GM, Wayne Krivsky, is set to return to the Twins, which seems to give credence to the idea that there are some front office tweaks going on.
Maybe the Twins are aligning themselves for a transition to new GM leadership if the Twins are not successful in 2012.