Twinsights: Does the Twins Way still exist?
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press September 29, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Before I ever got to my current post at the Pioneer Press in 2013, I used to hear about the Twins Way. I grew to admire it from afar, placing it right up there with the Cardinals Way and the Braves Way and what used to be called the Oriole Way, going back to the reign of the Earl (Weaver) of Baltimore in the late 1960s and 1970s. Heck, the very address of Target Field, this beautiful outdoor jewel

Twins brass says it was hard to dismiss Gardenhire
via Mlb.com - Twins September 29, 2014 at 09:35 PM

Twins owner Jim Pohlad and club president Dave St. Peter were unable to attend Monday's news conference announcing Ron Gardenhire's dismissal as the manager, but they reiterated it was a tough decision to move on from Gardenhire.

Twins fire manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 29, 2014 at 09:17 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- He was the third base coach who gave Kirby Puckett a high-five to punctuate his winning homer in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series.

Twinsights: What role did business factors play in Ron Gardenhire's dismissal?
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press September 29, 2014 at 08:41 PM

Despite declining attendance over the past several seasons at Target Field, Twins officials insisted business considerations played little role in the decision to dismiss Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons as manager. “I would say virtually zero,” Twins CEO Jim Pohlad said on a conference call with reporters Monday evening. “I’m not going to sit here and tell you the effect on ticket sales of four co

Twins fire Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons as manager
via Aaron Gleeman September 29, 2014 at 07:41 PM

Ron Gardenhire will not join Connie Mack and Tom Kelly as just the third manager in baseball history to keep his job following four consecutive 90-loss seasons, as the Twins fired him Monday after 13 seasons on the job and nearly three decades in the organization. In a rarity for a fired manager Gardenhire attended […]

Twins players laud Gardy for his 13 years at helm
via Mlb.com - Twins September 29, 2014 at 07:35 PM

While the Twins struggled through four straight years with at least 90 losses, Ron Gardenhire never lost the support of the players in the clubhouse in his role as manager. Gardenhire was dismissed as manager on Monday after 13 years at the helm, but Twins players had nothing but positives to say about their former skipper.

Twinsights: Terry Ryan sketches out what he's looking for in a manager
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press September 29, 2014 at 07:35 PM

Terry Ryan never kept a list of potential managerial replacements for Ron Gardenhire because he felt it would be disrespectful. That process began in earnest on Monday as Ryan, in his second tour of duty as Twins general manager, went about trying to find the right man to return the Twins to their misplaced winning ways. “We want him to be a strategy guy,” Ryan said. “I’d like to have him be an at

GM Ryan back with Twins; Gardy mulls future
via Mlb.com - Twins September 29, 2014 at 06:35 PM

Terry Ryan confirmed he'll be back as Twins general manager next season, but Ron Gardenhire's future with the organization still remains undecided after being offered an undisclosed job with the Twins despite being dismissed as manager on Monday.

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-29 17:01:50
via Twins Digest September 29, 2014 at 06:29 PM

The Twins shook up the organization earlier today by announcing that Ron Gardenhire would be replaced as manager. Gardenhire was one of the game’s longest-tenured managers (13 years), and perhaps more incredibly, his departure will ignite the Tw...

Twinsights: Former Twins manager Tom Kelly resting at home following "very minor stroke"
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press September 29, 2014 at 05:53 PM

Former Twins manager Tom Kelly was back home in Maplewood on Monday and doing well after suffering a minor stroke last week. According to Twins general manager Terry Ryan, it was a “very minor stroke” that led to Kelly, 64, being hospitalized for multiple days. Kelly was due to broadcast the entire three-game home series last week against the Arizona Diamondbacks but was not on the air with Fox Sp

Twins fire Ron Gardenhire, who leaves with class, dignity and a future (Yahoo Sports)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 29, 2014 at 05:41 PM

The Twins didn't win enough under Ron Gardenhire, but that wasn't his fault.

Gardenhire dismissed by Twins after 13 seasons
via Mlb.com - Twins September 29, 2014 at 05:35 PM

Ron Gardenhire, who managed the Twins to six American League Central championships in his 13 seasons with the team, was dismissed on Monday.

Twins Blog: All The Summer Stars Fade
via CBS Minnesota Twins Blog September 29, 2014 at 05:11 PM

A forgettable season ends in an unforgettable way. Gardenhire will be missed.

Ex-Twins manager Tom Kelly suffers stroke (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 29, 2014 at 04:35 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins say former manager Tom Kelly is recovering after suffering what the team calls a minor stroke last week.

Twins Fire Gardenhire: press conference notes
via Twinkie Town September 29, 2014 at 04:11 PM

Au revoir, Gardy. Ron Gardenhire is a nice guy. No matter how frustrating his in-game decisions might have been from time to time, no matter how angry he got with an umpire before (and after) getting thrown out of the game, no matter how testy he may have been when asked a silly question, everything he did was for what he believed to be the best interest of the team. He loved his job, and ev

Twins fire manager Gardenhire after 13 seasons (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 29, 2014 at 03:47 PM

(Reuters) - The Minnesota Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire, ending a 13-season tenure that featured six division championships but concluded with four straight years of 90-plus losses, the team said on Monday. The search for a new manager would begin immediately, with the coaching staff to be determined by Gardenhire's successor and general manager Terry Ryan, the Twins said in a statement

Twins Remove Ron Gardenhire From Manager Role
via MLB Trade Rumors September 29, 2014 at 03:23 PM

3:15pm: Gardenhire has been offered a different position within the organization, Ryan said at today’s press conference. Gardenhire says that he hasn’t decided whether or not he would have interest. 1:05pm: La Velle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune reports that the “entire coaching staff is not being brought back,” though he does note that because the new manager will get to

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Twins Managerial Hunt: the top three internal candidates
via Twinkie Town September 29, 2014 at 02:11 PM

The Twins are notorious for promoting from within. Who from the ranks of the system could be in the running to take the reigns from Ron Gardenhire? There's going to be a big push from the fanbase to go external when it comes to the next manager of the Minnesota Twins. Fans are ready for some new blood in the organization, and considering the results of the last four seasons it's easy to unde

Ron Garden-fired
via Baseball Outsider September 29, 2014 at 01:35 PM

Ron Gardenhire during his last game as Twins manager.So it happened Monday: The Twins dismissed Ron Gardenhire as manager.I'm not celebrating.The suspicion here is that Gardy got ousted for the wrong reason: To appease the columnists, talk radio loudmouths and critical Internet voices, none of whom have any responsibility for anything in the Twins organization.It's possible that the ax dropped for