Twins need a rally in second half just to show 'progress'

  • Article by: La VELLE E. NEAL III , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 19, 2013 - 8:44 AM

The Twins have discovered in the season’s first half just how challenging it is to teach and win at the same time.

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Dantes929Jul. 18, 13 9:37 PM

Its not all bad. Deduno is in shape and should contribute the 2nd half. Gibson is better than what we had early in the season. Hicks should be much better than .200 from this point on. I expect to be better the 2nd half. If we are not better the 2nd half I will join the chorus and ask for Gardy and Anderson's heads.

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justthetruthJul. 18, 1310:06 PM

The ownership and management of the Twins need to stop staring AT Target Field as a cash machine and focus on the product they have ON the field.

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partskcojJul. 18, 1310:12 PM

Told you rubes back in March this team was DOA for 2013. Nothing has changed. What don't you understand about DOA. Gardy and his Flying Circus should have been fired two years ago. They blew the Willingham and Morneau situations. They couldn't get a dozen balls for either one of them today. Pohlad is a greedy owner who will never win a championship. He's committed to profits not winning. From a fan standpoint this is the second worst franchise in baseball. The new park was just another Pohlad scam.

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wisstinks4Jul. 18, 1310:29 PM

Wait just a minute, stop the presses. This team has the worst starters in the AL. Its all about pitching. The past five yrs have been woeful since the team dumped santana and liriano. Don't trade Morneau, trade a prospect for pitching. Plain and simple. They could have gotten something for cuddyer, hunter, reevre, span, what do we show for those guys, zip, zero, notta lotta nuthing.

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roberth999Jul. 18, 1310:38 PM

I'm just going to let this one go. lol

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boboboboJul. 18, 1310:41 PM

Gardy's a great guy and a really decent Manager. Unfortunately, he lacks that key ingredient that brings out the best in players. He's had some good teams that he could not motivate. When the chips are down, he can't turn it around. There a lot of teams that look good on paper. The Manager's job is to turn that Roster into a team that plays beyond its numbers. This is what winning Managers do. This is what Gardy cannot do. Thanks for the great years Ron, but it's time to go now.

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George72Jul. 19, 1312:37 AM

Wow...that would really be delicious if Worley did get dealt. Is there some single A player in the Rockies system with Minnesota ties? And no salary coming back. Can't have that! Revere for nothing. Classic...

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downsideupJul. 19, 13 2:29 AM

While I was positive the Twins wouldn't fire Gardenhire in season, I mean what's the point ? I am not convinced they can him after the season, either. That said, maybe he has had enough. He can move to Florida and join Redmonds staff in Miami.

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comment229Jul. 19, 13 4:33 AM

I just read the article about Morneau, and also read about the former twins being all stars, and they still have not got around to the couple other former twins that were traded that are going to be all stars some day. I look at the pitching staff and they are decent enough. So, if you have that many decent players, and a decent staff, over the last few years nothing has happened, who do you think the problem is? I am NOT saying it is all Gardenhire's fault, but this team needs a manager who is not everybody's best friend.

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minnystinkJul. 19, 13 5:59 AM

Look at teams like the Orioles, Pirates, and Dbacks, they all stunk had patience and rebuilt. In some cases with the O's and Pirates it was a very long and painful rebuild. Assuming we trust Terry Ryan and the scouts, it will be a 3-5 year rebuild before the prospects they have been talking about make the big leagues, and contribute. And lets hope Terry Ryan does not miss on his trades, the Revere trade not looking really good right now and Meyer better be legimate, Span even up for a minor league pitcher is rolling the dice.

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