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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:18 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Tigers have chosen Ron Gardenhire to be their next manager, pending the completion of a contract. 

 

https://theathletic....on-of-contract/

 

 

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:19 PM

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#3 drjim

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:22 PM

I wonder why he would want to take over that mess, and why Detroit would even want him. Seems like a poor fit both ways.
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:45 PM

Hope he is happier losing there, he certainly didn't appear to handle all the losing here well. Of course, most of us didn't.

Sorry Gardy, I hope the Tigers re-build takes a long time.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:46 PM

I guess a rebuilding team mine as well have a recognizable name out there. It will be fun to watch Gardy get thrown out a few more times.
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:47 PM

 

I wonder why he would want to take over that mess, and why Detroit would even want him. Seems like a poor fit both ways.

Managin' pays a whole lot better than bench-coachin' and has more "perqs". If then Tiggers finish dead last (which might be their plan) who better to take the helm and "go down with the ship"?

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:48 PM

 

I wonder why he would want to take over that mess, and why Detroit would even want him. Seems like a poor fit both ways.

 

Money, power, prestige, being a manager again?

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There's always next year, or the next, or maybe by the time I'm Chief's age, I guess....


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:48 PM

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:53 PM

A veteran manager for a veteran team, he is the opposite of Asmus. He will be 60 soon, he is in the twilight of a career. That matches well with the core of the team.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:02 PM

A lot of us thought he'd get the manager job a couple years back... but I'm surprised at the amount of interest in him from other teams. I thought he was going to be a bench coach for the rest of his career, but I guess he's getting another chance. I don't think it'll work but I wish him luck.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:17 PM

Yeah, this would have been a great fit two years ago.

Congrats to him.
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:32 PM

Congratulations to Gardy, but hiring him seems like confirmation that Detroit isn’t worried about winning a playoff series.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:47 PM

6-21 playoff record including 12 straight loses. Five consecutive 90 losses season to end his tenure. 

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:50 PM

Even better news than the idea of him being the Red Sox manager (which never made sense)!

 

Congrats!


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:58 PM

Great news for the Twins. Hope he brings back his buddy Anderson as their pitching coach as well.

 

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 05:10 PM

 

6-21 playoff record including 12 straight loses. Five consecutive 90 losses season to end his tenure. 

Interestingly, the Twins never had five straight 90 loss seasons under Gardy. That seems like a bit of false narrative there.

 

He's a good manager, hope he does well there.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 05:16 PM

Managin' pays a whole lot better than bench-coachin' and has more "perqs". If then Tiggers finish dead last (which might be their plan) who better to take the helm and "go down with the ship"?


Certainly makes more sense for Gardy if it's his only offer. I thought he'd make a lot of sense with the Mets.

Don't get it at all for the Tigers, but if they want to burn a couple mil for a scapegoat, sure, why not.
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#18 spinowner

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:03 PM

This was posted on the Strib website:

 

Ron Gardenhire reportedly set to become Detroit Tigers' new manager
By Mike NelsonOCTOBER 19, 2017 — 6:04PM

Former Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire will be named to the same position with the Detroit Tigers, sources tell the Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.

Gardenhire spent this past season as the Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach under manager Torey Lovullo. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February and underwent surgery in April. He missed five weeks of the season before returning to the team in May.

The 59-year-old replaces Brad Ausmus, whose contract expired at the end of the season and who went 314-332 (.486) over his four-year run.

A contract agreement or length of the deal is unknown. It is likely the Tigers and Gardenhire still are negotiating a contract.

The decision was made after Gardenhire impressed general manager Al Avila in an interview at Comerica Park on Tuesday. He interviewed with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.

In 13 years with the Twins, Gardenhire posted a 1,068-1,039 regular-season record (.507 winning percentage) and led the club to six American League Central titles and the 2002 American League Championship Series.

During the process, Avila interviewed a number of candidates, including Marlins third base coach Fredi Gonzalez, White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing, Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens, Astros bench coach Alex Cora and Rockies bench coach Mike Redmond. Internal candidates Omar Vizquel and Dave Clark also interviewed for the position.

After announcing Ausmus would not return for the 2018 season, Avila said Major League managerial experience would be preferred. With Gardenhire, the Tigers get plenty of that.

 

The Detroit Free Press contributed to this report.


#19 spinowner

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:05 PM

My comment: Why would the Tigers be interested in having Gardenhire manage a team at the bottom of the rebuilding phase? And why would Gardenhire be interested in managing a team at the bottom of a rebuilding phase?

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:12 PM

Congrats to Gardy! Was ready for him to move on from the Twins but always liked the guy.  

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