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Twins upgrade outfield and rotation but challenges remain

With the Winter Meetings over and the offseason at the midway point, we begin a series of looks at how the Indians' rivals in the AL Central have fared: MINNESOTA TWINS Last season: 70-92, fifth Indians vs. Twins last two years: 24-14 including going 11-8 last year. What They've Accomplished The Ron Gardenhire era is over after 13 seasons as Paul Molitor takes over as manager. Gardenhire...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Officially Hire Paul Molitor As New Manager

The Minnesota Twins found their replacement for ex-manager Ron Gardenhire. The team officially announced Monday that Paul Molitor, who served as a coach for the Twins during the 2014 season, will take over managerial duties. A press conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET Tuesday morning to introduce Molitor as the club’s 13th manager in team history. BREAKING: The #MNTwins...
Via NESN.com
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Twins Expected to Name Paul Molitor Manager

ESPN 1500 in Minneapolis is reporting that the Minnesota Twins are expected to name Hall of Famer Paul Molitor as their new manager on Monday.  Molitor, who played his final three seasons in a Twins uniform, will replace long-time manager Ron Gardenhire in the dugout. Gardenhire was fired following yet another substandard season for the Twins, leading them to a 70-92 record and...
Via Sportsnaut
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s time for Mike Scioscia to go

The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire last week, leaving Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia as not just the longest-serving skipper in Major League Baseball, but by a landslide. After a first-round playoff debacle against the wild card Kansas City Royals — his team scored just eight runs in its last 52 innings — it’s long past time for the Angels to relieve...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Molitor front runner for vacant Twins managerial job

Hall of Famer Paul Molitor is considered the front runner for the vancant managerial job of the Minnesota Twins. Molitor was part of a coaching staff that served under Ron Gardenhire during the 2014 season. With Gardenhire being let go at the end of the season Molitor was also. The Twins are just starting their managerial search with Doug Mientkiewicz also being on the early list...
Via Tireball.com
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Source: "Strong feeling" Twins want to talk to Phil Nevin to become manager

The Minnesota Twins recently fired manager Ron Gardenhire and are now looking for their first manager since 1986. They had a disappointing season, going 70-92, and continuing the streak of four straight seasons without making the playoffs. They will need a new voice in the clubhouse and have many options out on the table. #454502602 / gettyimages.com A league source told said...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers interview Maddux, Buechele for manager

The interview process for the manager's job for the Texas Rangers began Tuesday as the club interviews pitching coach Mike Maddux and Triple A manager Steve Buechele. The club still has one more internal candidate to interview in interim manager Tim Bogar. Sunday Texas general manager Jon Daniels said the club would interview around four or five external candidates, but hadn't made...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Plouffe: I ran two red lights to say goodbye to Ron Gardenhire

The Minnesota Twins parted ways with long-time manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday, and it wasn't your typical dismissal. There was the team press release, which avoided the word "fired." There was Gardenhire showing up at the press conference announcing his own departure, reinforcing that it was a mutual decision and saying he still plans to root for the team. There was the player...
Via Fox Sports
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Storylines: Longtime Twins manager Gardenhire fired

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @AndrewIBI. Here are the stories from Monday, Sept. 29.  Top Stories: The Twins fired longtime manager Ron Gardenhire, the team announced. The 2010 AL Manager of the...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Chicago Cubs Should Take a Serious Look at Ron Gardenhire

The Chicago Cubs front office has a plan. Rick Renteria is a part of that plan. His role, you ask? To fill the void in the dugout until a playoff run is imminent. It’s nothing against Renteria, but there’s no way he will be the guy Theo and Jed want guiding the North Siders into contention. Names will emerge, and the first legitimate candidate might just be their man. Ron Gardenhire...
Via Sports Mockery
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mason: Fall not all on Gardenhire, but Twins ready for 'different voice'

MINNEAPOLIS -- The first time I ever met Ron Gardenhire was back in July of 2006. At the time, I had just finished my freshman year of college and was an aspiring sports writer looking to get my foot in the door. I was fortunate enough to shadow a Twins beat writer for a game at the Metrodome, and naturally that meant an introduction with the manager. Even then, as a college kid...
Via Fox Sports North
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Twins manager Tom Kelly recovering from stroke

  The Minnesota Twins say former manager Tom Kelly is recovering after suffering what the team calls a minor stroke last week. Twins general manager Terry Ryan says he spoke to Kelly on Monday. Kelly told Ryan that he was briefly hospitalized after the stroke, but doctors have told him that he should make a full recovery. Kelly has done some broadcast work during the team's games...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Gardenhire and the Twins part ways after 13 seasons

Following 13 MLB seasons and six American League Central championships, the Minnesota Twins have fired Ron Gardenhire as their manager. The Twins will search in, both inside and outside, the organization for a replacement for Gardenhire, and the coaching staff will be set by the new manager that is hired, along with general manager Terry Ryan. The contracts of all of seven...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Management Finally Shows It Cares By Ousting Gardenhire

Ron Gardenhire has been fired as the manager of the Minnesota Twins after 13 seasons. Many people around baseball were shocked by this news, as they expected “Gardy” to have the job for as long as he wanted, in an organization that is arguably loyal to a fault to its higher-ups. But in reality, the move was a long time coming, and was the one Twins management had to make. Gardenhire...
Via Standing O Sports
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins fire manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons that included at least 92 losses in each of the last four years. The move was made Monday with one season left on Gardenhire's contract, ending the second-longest active tenure in the major leagues behind Mike Scioscia of the Angels. The Twins announced an afternoon news conference with Gardenhire...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Fire Manager Ron Gardenhire After 13 Seasons

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons that included at least 92 losses in each of the last four years. The move was made Monday, ending the second-longest active tenure in the major leagues behind Mike Scioscia of the Angels. Gardenhire played an integral role in the franchise’s renaissance, guiding the Twins to their first of six...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Fire Manager Ron Gardenhire

In a move that can’t be considered too surprising, the Minnesota Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire after another disappointing season for the ball club. The #MNTwins announced today that they will replace Ron Gardenhire as manager in 2015. — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) September 29, 2014 Minnesota finished the 2013 campaign with a 70-92 clip and has lost 90-plus games in...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Gardenhire fired by Twins, fourth team seeking a manager

The Ron Gardenhire era is over in Minnesota after 13 long, mostly successful seasons. Ron Gardenhire is out. — Patrick Reusse (@1500ESPN_Reusse) September 29, 2014 Gardenhire won the AL Central with Minnesota in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, and 2010. However, success in the playoffs was always difficult for him, as the Twins won six playoff games total in those six playoff...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Gardenhire fired by Twins, fourth team seeking a manager

The Ron Gardenhire era is over in Minnesota after 13 long, mostly successful seasons. Ron Gardenhire is out. — Patrick Reusse (@1500ESPN_Reusse) September 29, 2014 Gardenhire won the AL Central with Minnesota in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, and 2010. However, success in the playoffs was always difficult for him, as the Twins won six playoff games total in those six playoff...
Via The Outside Corner
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins fire manager Ron Gardenhire

After another disappointing season the Minnesota Twins have opted to fire manager Ron Gardenhire. Gardenhire’s 13 seasons as the Twins manager came following Tom Kelly’s decision to step down after the 2001 season. Coaches Rick Anderson, Paul Molitor, Terry Steinbach, Tom Brunansky, Scott Ullger,Joe Vavra and Bobby Cuellar were also let go.
Via Tireball.com
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins fire Ron Gardenhire

The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday. Gardenhire, who took over in 2002, led the Twins to division titles in each of his first three seasons and four of his first five.  Minnesota also won back-to-back AL Central championships in 2009-10. But the team has slipped over the past four years, finishing fifth in the division in three of those seasons and fourth...
Via Sports-Glory
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

RON GARDENHIRE FIRED BY TWINS

  Ron Gardenhire has been let go by the Twins organization. Whether or not you liked him or not, it’s refreshing to see a bad organization admit that changes needed to be made.
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Gardenhire hopes to return, despite 90-loss season

Another 90-loss season for the Minnesota Twins has left the status of the coaching staff in question. The Twins finished Sunday with a 3-0 defeat at Detroit and fell to 70-92. Manager Ron Gardenhire's contract lasts through next season, but general manager Terry Ryan said Sunday he will meet individually with Gardenhire and each coach before determining their status. Gardenhire said...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Gardenhire: It's a respect thing, not a spoiler thing

DETROIT -- There's no question that the Minnesota Twins have been a thorn in the Tigers' side this season. Against the Central Division, the Tigers (89-71) are 42-32, yet they're 8-9 against the last-place Twins (69-91). "I think that's good for us," Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis said. "I think you get strongest from adversity. This has been our adversity, our thorn." The Twins have...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The problems run deeper than Gardenhire, Anderson

The names you hear when Twins fans want to blame someone for the Twins collapse from regular contender to the doormats they have turned into generally revolve around manager Ron Gardenhire, Pitching Coach Rick Anderson and General Manager Terry Ryan. I’m on record as saying that I think the larger issue has been very bad luck, but I also believe that there are organizational...
Via The Rhino and Compass
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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