Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/29/12
While watching his team scuffle from the get-go and plummet 17 games under .500, Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan has steadfastly staved off denial. That suits team owner Jim Pohlad, who watched batting practice Friday at Target Field before the Twins' 11-0 rout of the Cleveland Indians. With his team well on its way to consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 1999-2000, Pohlad was asked if it's time to rebuild the Twins. "Well, it's time to build, for sure," he said. "We can't deny it. We've got pretty close to the worst record in baseball; that's not a good position. You can't just sit there and say, 'No, that's wrong.' "Maybe you could say that last year because there were a lot of weird things happening, but this year, no. We definitely have to build -- build. I don't know if you use the term 'rebuild,' but we clearly have to build." That will be up to Ryan, who was named interim GM last November when Bill Smith was ousted. With the non-waiver trade ...
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