I've been an advocate for a change from the top on down for a some time. While I can acknowledge that Ryan does have talents and has begun to 'right the ship,' he saw the ship go awry to begin with. I think the minors are in good shape and now is the time to let go. The only worry I would have with his departure would be if the Twins replaced him internally. I think not only is it time for Ryan to step down, I think it's time for a fresh perspective. If the Twins are only going to replace him from within, I'd rather he just stayed. What's that saying ... better the devil you know, than the devil you don't? (And I'm not saying Ryan is the devil here, it's just a turn of a phrase.)
Totally agree, and would add this. Is it possible that like many others TR missed the job, thought it would be different if he went back, and found out it isn't? If you remove his blind loyalty to Gardy, I would keep him. He understands patience in building an orginisation. And if you want long term success that is a necessity. But patience only goes so far, and Gardy has worn his out. He looks beat down by the losing, the team plays poor fundamentals, and frankly if the players love him so dearly, they should quit missing cutoff men, running into stupid outs, and all the other mistakes that are now a daily occurrence!
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