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Sitting between Twins owner Jim Pohlad and club president Dave St. Peter at Monday's news conference, newly appointed interim general manager Terry Ryan wasn't shy when talking about the projected payroll for next season.
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MINNEAPOLIS Glen Perkins said he was probably one of the last people to hear the news. But when the Twins' reliever found out Monday that general manager Bill Smith was being replaced by Terry Ryan, Perkins was surprised."I guess I was caught off-guard," Perkins said in a phone interview. "It's not usually their way to do things like that. You lose 99 games...
Rumors over the weekend that the Phillies will be aggressively pursuing Michael Cuddyer makes Twins fans wonder if Cuddyer will soon no longer be a Twin.
It was a tumultous first year for Bill Smith. He had to face the reality of the face-of-the-franchise Torii Hunter leaving via free agency as well as annual Cy Young candidate Johan Santana making it known that he wanted to play in a larger market – preferably New York. In the first few months at the helm, Smith made two trades that would forever tarnish his reputation in Minnesota...
The Minnesota Twins have fired general manager Bill Smith and returned Terry Ryan to the role on an interim basis.
The change was announced Monday.
Smith was one of Ryan's assistants who took the job four years ago when Ryan stepped down to become a special assistant, citing burnout.
Ryan served as general manager from 1994-07. His moves helped turn the Twins from one of the...
Bill Smith's dismissal as Twins general manager may have come as a surprise, a departure from the Twins' way, but Terry Ryan's return to the post signals the club's desire to maintain continuity.
We're not exactly sure yet what role Jim Thome is going to wind up playing on the 2012 Phillies.
He'll be a potent power bat off the bench for sure and he might be an occasional first baseman, even though he's said in the past that he doesn't think playing the field is his best use. Should the Phils make it to the World Series, he'd certainly be their designated...
Bill Smith was fired as general manager of the Minnesota Twins and replaced for the time being by the man he succeeded in the position four years ago.