Souhan: Forbearance serves Twins and their fans well

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 9, 2013 - 9:24 PM
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mnhockeyguyFeb. 9, 13 6:22 PM

The problem Mr Souhan is that patience didnt serve the Twins or the fans because of Ryan's inablility to make any moves for those teams in the 2000's to help them get past the first round. He always sat pat with some excuse and as a result only 1 playoff round win in his tenure. Also letting those players you mentioned go once they earned big raises is another hallmark of his tenure. So if any of these guys do pan out dont expect to see them after their first contract expires.

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pazalunaFeb. 9, 13 7:00 PM

terry ryan refused to trade kevin slowey for alfonso soriano in 2006 when the twins had a real shot at the world series. the twins all-time record with terry ryan at the helm is below .500. the twins have the longest post-season losing streak in mlb history...teams that were built by none other than terry ryan. miguel sano was signed when bill smith was at the helm. aaron hicks was drafted when bill smith was at the helm. oswaldo arcia was brought in when bill smith was at the helm. eddie rosario and kyle gibson were drafted when bill smith was at the helm.

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pazalunaFeb. 9, 13 7:01 PM

terry ryan also built the mess that bill smith walked into. the point i'm trying to make is that terry ryan isn't nearly as good as souhan thinks he is...i'm not sure he is even above average at his job.

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pazalunaFeb. 9, 13 7:08 PM

Lastly, i am sick of hearing about "prospects" in this sports market. How have the wild "prospects" worked out? I would like to start hearing about something a little more tangible...you know...those things called "VICTORIES" and those other things called...."CHAMPIONSHIPS."

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drudgemonkeyFeb. 9, 13 7:30 PM

Have had tickets for 15 seasons total, and for the last consecutive 7 seasons. It's the rhythm of MLB. If you are going to judge them by World Series championships only, then you should switch allegiance to the Chicago Cubs ;0) . It will take a few years, but they will be back in playoff contention.

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bassillFeb. 9, 13 8:33 PM

RYAN is to conservative to be a GM. IT takes guts to run a team and RYAN doesnt have it.THE whole twins coaching staff has to be fired and the twins have to hire a hotshot young guy to take over new blood is needed badly.ANDERSON should of been fired years ago you sports writers in the twins cities are the only ones that like him go figure.WHEN there is nobody in the stands dont write how you cant figure out why theres nobody at the games if you do I want your job.

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drudgemonkeyFeb. 9, 1310:39 PM

Did you read about the Miami Marlins fan open house for ticket sales? 4, yes, 4 people in line.....We could have an owner like Jeff Loria. They won two World Series, but look at them now.

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amtrekman1Feb. 9, 1310:55 PM

The best axiom: Get lost in the process and not in the results. Meaning, enjoy the games, but don't get so lost in expectations that it ruins the fun of the daily outcomes.

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caferevFeb. 9, 1311:04 PM

Cute piece, Jim. You will, after all, pat Terry Ryan on the back any time you get a chance. Yet, to be real, here are two things you overlook: 1.) The reason the Twins ever became good in the early 2000s wasn't so much a matter of TR's patience but instead the ineptness required to secure all those high draft choices year after year; and 2.) While Terry Ryan may have built a few division winners that way, Andy McPhail built two WORLD CHAMPIONS in a completely different manner. And that's a fact.

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caferevFeb. 9, 1311:08 PM

@pazaluna. Amen, brother!

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