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How many teams in Major League Baseball would give a two year extension to a manager whose team has had two identical 66-96 seasons in a row? I cannot think of many. Thus, it was somewhat surprising that the Minnesota Twins gave Ron Gardenhire a two-year extension. After reading the link provided to you here, I can understand some of the thinking behind the Twins' decision. What I am still unsure about is whether or not I buy into the decision.
One of the difficult things about writing a piece like this is not really knowing the situation as a "blogger" versus being a beat writer who knows the organization better. For example, I cannot write with certainty over where the Twins' organizational philosophy of starting pitching comes from. The perception is that it comes from Gardenhire. But is that true? The only nuggets or hints of that being the case are his famous statements back in the day about Francisco Liriano throwing too many strikeouts. But is that a smo...
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins may be more loyal than any other franchise in baseball, sometimes to a fault. But on Monday that loyalty led to the Twins giving manager Ron Gardenhire a contract extension fresh off the heels of a third straight losing season.
Minnesota signed Gardenhire, 55, to a two-year extension, meaning he'll be on board to lead the troops through 2015...
Ron Gardenhire isn't going anywhere.
A Minnesota Twins official with knowledge of the decision said Monday that Gardenhire will be back next season. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the Twins had not made an official announcement ahead of an afternoon news conference.
Gardenhire is in the final year of his contract and his 12 years with the Twins make him...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire hopes to end the 2013 season by earning his 999th career win Sunday against Cleveland.
He's not so sure he'll get a shot at win No. 1,000.
Gardenhire's contract is up at the end of this season, the Twins' third straight year with 90 or more losses. While not all of the blame can be placed on a manager, someone may have...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Ron Gardenhire is staying in Minnesota.
According to FOX Sports's Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi, the Twins will retain Gardenhire as manager for what is believe to be a two-year deal. Gardenhire's contract expired at the end of the 2013 season, and after three straight years of 96 or more losses, his future in Minnesota remained uncertain.
The Twins have yet...
After the Minnesota Twins fumbled, stumbled and whiffed their way through one last miserable defeat in a season full of them, many of the players walked up to manager Ron Gardenhire to give him one last handshake or hug.
They had to do it on Sunday, because they know they may not get another chance.
The Twins committed three errors and struck out 16 times in a 5-1 loss to the Cleveland...
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The Minnesota Twins have not had a lot of success in recent years but the team still values manager Ron Gardenhire. Multiple news outlets are reporting that the Twins will retain Gardenhire by giving him a two-year extension.
Sources tell me and @jonmorosi that #Twins are retaining Gardenhire. Believed to be two-year deal.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The 2013 season is over for the Minnesota Twins, who finished 66-96 for the second straight year. After three consecutive season with 96 or more losses, Minnesota admittedly has plenty of work to do to be competitive again. The man in charge of that is general manager Terry Ryan, who now begins what will no doubt be a busy offseason for him. During the Twins' final...
After a disappointing 2013 campaign, the
Minnesota Twins have remained faithful to longtime skipper Ron Gardenhire with
a two-year contract, according an ESPN.com news services article.
Closer Glen Perkins commented on
"I don't think there's anyone else
we want leading the team, there's no better guy to run this team, and...
MINNEAPOLIS -- This year was supposed to be better. Minnesota felt it had improved on last year's club that finished with 96 losses.
But with a 5-1 loss Sunday to Cleveland, the Twins ended up right where they were at the end of last season: a 66-96 record. While the Indians are headed to the postseason as a wild card team, Minnesota is headed to the offseason with plenty of...
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Oh, Ron Gardenhire was re-signed. Not upset, really. Not happy either. I will write more on this later.
Terrell Suggs has some opinions, man.
I also just wanted to make note of the passing of Tom Clancy. As a 10 year old Boy, I read Patriot...
Sitting here watching the Rays/Indians Wild Card game, and since the Danny Salazar vs. Alex Cobb match-up is less than intriguing rather than Live Blog the game I'll just write down some thoughts as they run through my head instead, especially since I haven't been around for a while what with feeling a bit under the weather.
Bets for tonight:
Alex Cobb UNDER...