Souhan: Here's a thought, Gardenhire for Ron Washington

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 20, 2013 - 11:29 AM

The manager is under fire. It may be time for him to move on, but there is a way to make it work for everyone.

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ollie3Sep. 19, 13 8:57 PM

I think the Rangers, if they fire Washington, would prefer to find a manager who could win more often in the postseason, not less often.

regionguySep. 19, 13 9:16 PM

I'd make that deal in a heartbeat.

triner26Sep. 19, 1311:06 PM

I'm sure Ron Washington would love the chance to manage a Triple-A roster and a 23 million dollar singles hitter. And I'm also sure the results would be the same. How about we trade GM's and ownership instead?

BallFourSep. 19, 1311:08 PM

Sou's getting smart. "The fans" dumber. Didn't think either was possible.

brian_griffenSep. 20, 1312:02 AM

Gardy a good Manager? He inherited a stock piled minor league system when Kelly retired and took advantage of a terrible division from 2001-2010. I mean, he forgot the Astros were in the American League earlier this year. Really?

tcstunnerSep. 20, 13 3:41 AM

People saying Gardy isn't a good manger are either delusional or.....nope just delusional. The guy is a good manager. Take whoever you think is the best manager in baseball and have him manage this roster. Guess what happens? The same damn thing that's happening now. The Twins are throwing out a AAA team and you blame the manager? Even when Gardy had his "good" teams, they were still no where near as good as the Yankees or Red Sox. The guy can manage. Now with that said, I do think its time for a fresh set of eyes. I think they should let Gardy go and hire a new manager. BUT it can't just be promoting a guy from within the organization. He'll preach the same thing as Gardy only will be a lot cheaper. Which is exactly what the Twins will do if they fire Gardy...just replace him with a cheaper clone. I want them to go after Scioscia if he gets fired from the Angels, and it sounds like he probably will be. I already know that if the Twins do fire him they'll just replace him with a cheaper clone.

bear_32Sep. 20, 13 6:12 AM

Too easy going after the coach. Find some pitching and teach Mauer how to hit a home run and earn his pay.

greebsSep. 20, 13 6:19 AM

I raise a toast to Ballfour, the biggest "fan" out there. I'm guessing this whole article may be intended as sarcastic but if not then glad to see that a strib writer is realizing that its time for a change and also suggesting someone from another organization.

tlboikeSep. 20, 13 6:48 AM

Twins coaching staff lack an ability to develop players. List is long (Hardy, Liriano, Ortiz, Garza, ....). This team is in a funk and they need refresh the coaching staff and get a commitment from the front office to make some decent off-season acquisitions. Scocia is a good option but I really like the passion inherent with Ozzie Guillen.

jastkeSep. 20, 13 7:10 AM

Regardless of what many people who post here think, Gardenhire is viewed as a good manager by MLB people. If the Twins do not re-sign him he'll be managing elsewhere soon. I think Washington or Scioscia would be good options to replace Gardenhire if he leaves, and I'd choose Wash if there's a choice. I also like Guillen's passion but I don't know if a loose cannon like him is right for the youngsters coming up.


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