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What kind of manager is Ron Gardenhire?

Joe Posnanski recently wrote an extensive (though not by his standards) missive on a rough bit of management by Ned Yost. Posnanski insists that Yost was perfect for the Royals as a manger when he was hired, and they needed to begin turning their fortunes around, but he isn’t the best gae manager. The team needs someone to get them over the hump now that they are at the brink...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins offense fails to capitalize on chances in loss to Royals

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire let out a deep sigh moments before addressing the media following Monday's 6-1 loss to Kansas City. It was one of those nights for Gardenhire and Minnesota. "We had chances," the skipper said. The Twins did indeed have plenty of chances to score in Monday's series opener but didn't capitalize on them. Minnesota finished...
Via Fox Sports North
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Gardenhire expresses encouragement

As the first half of the season comes gradually to a close, the Minnesota Twins are still struggling to find some sort of foothold that could possibly propel them to the near top of the AL Central Division. And June has not been a friendly month for such a case to happen. The longest win streak the Twins have had was four games, with the most recent coming off a four-game sweep of...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Gardenhire 'not afraid' to play young call-up Polanco

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Single-A ball is rarely a direct feeder to major-league clubs. Gimmicky mascots and small towns -- it's a level more suited for emerging young talent, a stop along the road for some who end up making it to higher levels and the end of the road for many others. In an atypical move, the Minnesota Twins turned to their Single-A team for infield help after shortstop...
Via Fox Sports North
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins draft glut of college relievers, likely will keep them in bullpen

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was asked over the weekend if he's thought about what it would be like to have a reliever who throws 103 mph as a weapon in his bullpen. "Daily," the skipper replied. That reliever would be Nick Burdi, the University of Louisville closer whom Minnesota drafted in the second round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Thursday. In fact, the...
Via Fox Sports North
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Gardenhire reaches 1,000 managerial wins

CLEVELAND -- Ron Gardenhire won his 1,000th game as the Twins manager on Saturday as Minnesota defeated Cleveland 7-3 at Progressive Field. Gardenhire, who is in his 13th season as manager, is the 10th in major league history to win 1,000 games with the same team. The win came in his 1,950th game. After the game, Gardenhire was doused with champagne and presented the lineup card...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins manager Gardenhire earns milestone 1,000th win

At the end of the 2013 season, Ron Gardenhire didn't know whether he'd ever get a chance to earn his 1,000th career win. He and the Minnesota Twins had just finished up their third season of 96 or more losses, and Gardenhire's future hung in the balance. Yet despite the losing, Minnesota showed a sign of faith in Gardenhire to lead a turnaround in Minnesota and brought...
Via Fox Sports North
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Gardenhire believes replay challenge system beneficial

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ron Gardenhire has had his share of run-ins with umpires about calls the Twins skipper felt were made incorrectly. While he admitted Thursday he hadn't heard much about the rule changes to instant replay, Gardenhire will likely enjoy the new system. Major League Baseball announced a proposal Thursday that would allow managers the ability to challenge calls they...
Via Fox Sports North
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire teaches son finer points of eyebrow-shaving (pic)

Skills, talents and life lessons routinely are passed down from father to son, but who knew the finer points of how to maintain bushy and uncontrollable eyebrows were one of them? Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire recently was photographed by his Lindsay Gardenhire, his daughter-in-law and wife to son, Toby, demonstrating to his son how to go about shaving one’s eyebrows so...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins' Gardenhire wants to see fewer doctors

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire had never seen a season quite like 2011 in regard to injuries. Heck, he even had an Achilles' injury at one point in the season. As the health of the Minnesota Twins dwindled, so too did the wins. From the first week of the season until the last game of the year, Gardenhire never had a full squad on the field as the Twins finished...
Via Fox Sports North
January 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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