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Gardy a lock to stay, after all?

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07:06 AM ET 07.18 | Longtime Twins manager Ron Gardenhire may be on the way to another 90-loss season, which doesn't mean he's on his way out of town. There's been a lot of speculation lately about whether [Gardenhire] might be fired, some of it fueled by the club's recent slide to 39-53, some more of it fueled by esteemed Minneapolis Star-Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse's recent suggestion that maybe it's time to "put him out of his misery." ... But people connected to the team actually are suggesting that there is very little chance Gardenhire won't be asked back next year, basically that he's a safe bet to be asked back even though his contract is up and the team isn't particularly achieving.

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July 18, 2013  08:30 AM ET

Why not? He's been making lemonade out of lemons in Minneapolis for years....

July 18, 2013  08:40 AM ET

Stick around Gardy .. The calvary of their Top prospects should be arriving by next year.

July 18, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Bad drafting over the years which leads to a depleted farm system are major ingredients for any manager to lose 90 games a year.

July 18, 2013  09:09 AM ET

The Twins apparently realize that they are not the dodgers , spending 200 mil on free agents, and trading for big name players for big bucks. actually it has been the opposite. rather then pay rising talent decent contracts to keep them the twins trade it away.to examples just last two years Denard span and ben revere. Garden hire has done as well as could be expected. The twins have some young talent on way up to twins. Question is how long will twins keep It once that talent makes it to twins?

July 18, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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Bad drafting over the years which leads to a depleted farm system are major ingredients for any manager to lose 90 games a year.

They do have Byron Buxton.

July 18, 2013  11:19 AM ET

He is essentially dealing with the mess created by former GM Bill Smith. Flawed personnel moves are not the fault of Gardy. Guys like JJ Hardy and Cuddyer were all stars this year. Lot of good players were let go.

July 18, 2013  12:33 PM ET

My only problem with him is he keeps pitchers in in too long. He'll be back, much to chagrin of the fan base. They're already calling for Terry Steinbach to take over.

July 18, 2013  07:53 PM ET

besides, i would take exception to the idea that reusse is "esteemed" in minnesota. he's been a fixture on the reporting scene there for 30 yrs, but he has always been overly cynical. i can't even stand to read his work.

 
July 18, 2013  10:26 PM ET
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besides, i would take exception to the idea that reusse is "esteemed" in minnesota. he's been a fixture on the reporting scene there for 30 yrs, but he has always been overly cynical. i can't even stand to read his work.

Yeah, cynical. But during the spring, he's a bigger homer for the Twins than Sid Hartman.

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