This article contains some interesting statements by Terry Ryan, including the following:
Pohlad said last fall that Ryan’s job is safe as long as he wants it. Ryan said he appreciates the sentiment, “but everybody’s got a breaking point,” and he doesn’t believe he deserves such loyalty. “I would never hold Jim Pohlad to that statement, because it wouldn’t be fair to him,” Ryan said. “We’re losing way too many games here for anybody to put that kind of faith in anyone.”
I admire Ryan's admission that there is some basis for terminating him and hiring a different GM. Maybe this is false modesty, but after reading the entire article, my sense is that Ryan is being sincere.
Even though I totally agree with that statement by Ryan, I have hard time reconciling it with Ryan's previous statement saying (paraphrasing) : "If I am back in 2015, Gardy will be back".
Those are 2 apparently conflicting statements and just about a week apart. I don't doubt his sincerity. The one way these statements do not conflict is if Ryan is not back in 2015...