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  1. TwinsGuy55422's Avatar
    I know in the past he has had confrontations with players, probably many we haven't heard about. I remember one year when Kyle Lohse was "scuffling" Gardy had a sit down with him that resulted in Lohse punching a whole in something. Whatever heart to heart he had with Morneau part through the 2006 season sure did wonders as well. The guy clearly can get mad and hold people accountable. I think he needs to get back to doing with it with whoever needs it and not just guys that aren't in his club (i.e. Valencia).
  2. SpinnesotaGirl's Avatar
    Agreed. I know that he has fire in him, we see it when he goes out to argue with the umpires. I'd like to see him use it inside the clubhouse and put some guys on notice.
  3. TwinsGuy55422's Avatar
    Hopefully he comes back rejuvenated and ready to lay down the law and think outside the box. I know sometimes a little break can do this. It may also give him some time to reevaluate whether he thinks he is the right man for the job long term.
  4. SpinnesotaGirl's Avatar
    I think you hit the nail right on the head. Things seem to be too comfortable in this organization. As you said, Gardenhire's message isn't being heard anymore and complacency has set in. Fresh blood could go a long way. Of course, it may not improve it on day one but in the long run it would turn things around.

    Will be interested to see if Gardenhire's absence from the Seattle series changes anything.
  5. TwinsGuy55422's Avatar
    I definitely understand the way you feel. As much as I don't like to think this way, I don't see any other way than to get some fresh blood in here. There are just too many people who have worked together for too long in this organization for them to admit mistakes and adapt philosophies that aren't working. There is no doubt that more talent on the field will go a long way but there is also no denying that to truly contend down the road there is going to have to be some fresh ideas and leadership. Even when fielding a talented team, Gardenhire's teams have done progressively worse in the playoffs and whenever they play good teams in the regular season. Whether they admit it or not, you can see that his teams expect to lose when playing the best competition. It's sad because I think he is a good manager but throughout history good managers/coaches get let go all the time because their message is no longer getting through to the players and everyone is just too comfortable.
  6. SpinnesotaGirl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes
    It will be interesting to see how the Twins handle the lack of starter this team faces, both this year and in the future.
    I agree. I feel like there is no plan in place for the future of the rotation. Too much flying by the seat of our pants going on here.
  7. John Bonnes's Avatar
    It will be interesting to see how the Twins handle the lack of starter this team faces, both this year and in the future.
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