Posted 22 September 2012 - 04:23 PM
I would like the move so we could bring in some new people and try to turn around this sad team.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 04:55 PM
Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:06 PM
I would like to see Gardy stay, I don't think the Twins' downfall was his fault. Give him another year with a pitching rotation that can win some games. He has too many years of success to be fired after two poor seasons.
Last year was injuries.
This year was something else.
What will it take?
good grief, a manager's insistence on slap hitting players that litter this lineup, to go with the throw it over for a strike(aka pitch to impact) mentality, will continue to produce losing records.
This org HOPES to do well based on HOPING guys comeback, HOPING scrap heap pickups produce.
It needs a full cleaning. Sell it to someone who cares about winning.
Clean out the front office and coaching staff.
Change the mentality.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:22 PM
I don't think it makes a lot of sense to fire a guy after 2 disappointing seasons and replace him with a guy whose high payroll teams have underachieved the last 3 seasons.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:23 PM
Right! You guys want us to become Kansas City.
Well, we could just stick with what we have .... and become Kansas City without the staffing changes.
I'd rather see the Twins import some new energy, talent and ideas. I prefer that be in the form of someone other than Scoscia (and other than Gardenhire and other than Kelly).
Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:55 PM
I'd be a fan of Scoscia for the looser running game alone. For whatever reason Gardy teams have never run as often as I think they could and should. Scoscia loves to move baserunners.
He also has a fetish for bad baseball players, Butera would get 250 plate appearances for him.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:44 PM
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:17 AM
I think Gardy is a terrible manager in the sense of managing. When he use to pull Kubel for a pinch runner with 2 outs in the 7th of a tied game just blew my mind. Add in some terrible bullpen moves, and his Nick Punto obsession, and a few other of his blunders and its clear that I just don't think he is an A level manager. I'd put him in the middle B level. If there are 3 classes 8-10 guys in each class. However saying that, I think the front office needs to find a direction. Too me it looks like a bunch of guys with 1 foot out the door. Terry Ryan still has his interim tag on. Jim Rance is in his 70's. Dave St. Pierre has to be getting up there as well. So I'd rather have a front office move, (someone out of house, not TR's assistant (Bill Smith like move). Replace the rest of the house, still have these guys around for a year, and figure out what will happen.