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Gardenhire lands jabs on Twins

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07:16 AM ET 09.16 | Minnesota may have upgraded in a few areas this season, but manager Ron Gardenhire sees starting pitching as the club's greatest concern going forward. Gardenhire was candid before Sunday's game against the Rays, saying he doesn't believe the Twins have the kind of pitching in their organization to turn it around next year, and they will need some outside help. "I don't think we have enough ready arms to step into this rotation," Gardenhire said. "We have lots of candidates. But are these guys ready to turn you around? I don't think so. They can fill some spots. But everyone is looking for pitching, and we're no different than any other organization." Gardenhire also said he's been disappointed in some players who just seem to be going through the motions this month.

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September 16, 2013  07:25 AM ET

Sounds to me like Ron is sick of it and is giving the Twins reasons to fire him.

September 16, 2013  07:26 AM ET

Why Kendall Jenner is prettier than her sisters?
Because she's not ugly?

September 16, 2013  08:56 AM ET

Great news if you are a season ticket holder knowing next year is another losing season before it even starts. If I am the owner you might as well keep Gardenhire as manager if he wants to stay because changing managers is not the problem.

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September 16, 2013  09:20 AM ET

Never tell the truth if you are the manager. Unless you do not want to manage that team anymore. Gardenhire knows the rule.

September 16, 2013  09:50 AM ET

Problem is the twins front office probably agrees with Gardenhire. Problem is front office does not need there manager reporting that to the public. A far as players going through the motions at this time of year is not unusual. As a manage bench players who aren't playing hard and start rookies from minors who can be playing for a spot on roster next year. At least you should be able to count on them playing hard.

September 16, 2013  12:19 PM ET

it is time to let him go...

September 16, 2013  01:41 PM ET

Gardenhire: But everyone is looking for pitching, and we're no different than any other organization."

The difference is that the other organizations aren't afraid to spend money to bring in better talent.

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September 16, 2013  04:30 PM ET

Very UnGarenhire!!!!!!

September 16, 2013  04:42 PM ET
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Gardenhire: But everyone is looking for pitching, and we're no different than any other organization." The difference is that the other organizations aren't afraid to spend money to bring in better talent.

BINGO!!!! The Twins shold spend some $$$ too, they're averaging about 31,000 per game (17th in MLB) despite watching a team that is 22 games out of first place. Pohland should open up the wallet a bit their payrolls ranked 22nd on Opening Day.

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September 16, 2013  06:21 PM ET
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BINGO!!!! The Twins shold spend some $$$ too, they're averaging about 31,000 per game (17th in MLB) despite watching a team that is 22 games out of first place. Pohland should open up the wallet a bit their payrolls ranked 22nd on Opening Day.

Well, according to Forbes a certain MLB owner made $98 million profit by being cheap cheap cheap on his payroll. Maybe that business model is just too good to resist.

 
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