There's been a lot of speculation lately about whether longtime Twins manager Ron Gardenhire might be fired, some of it fueled by the club's recent slide to 39-53, some more of it fueled by esteemed Minneapolis Star-Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse's recent suggestion that maybe it's time to "put him out of his misery.''
Folks are figuring that if Reusse's suggesting, maybe someone up high must be suggesting or or even whispering loudly that Gardenhire is about to go.
But that isn't necessarily the case. Reusse very well may believe exactly what he says, which is that Gardy, as he is better known in the Twins Cities and around baseball, deserves not to be suffering anymore. This is the third straight year of Twins suffering following a very nice six-year run by the Twins under Gardenhire, so it isn't necessarily an unreasonable opinion.
But people connected to the team actually are suggesting that there is very little chance Gardenhire won't be asked back next year, basically tha...