Gardy and Twins Strike a New Deal
Posted by Matthew Deery on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 12:00 AM By Matthew Deery / September 30, 2013 Comment
reached a two-year extension. I'm sure most Twins fans will greet this news with disgust -- I can't say I'm in that boat, though I have been extremely disappointed with the team recently. The Twins have been a joke for three straight seasons. It's hard to argue for a manager leading a ball club as unsuccessful as the Twins lately. But also keep in mind that a lot of the mess the Twins are currently in has to do with Bill Smith. The former general manager was fired from the position in 2011 after only four years on the job. The roster has been in shambles over the years in large part to Smith's decisions. Terry Ryan has been left to pick up the pieces and is only two years into that huge undertaking. It's a bit critical to blame Gardenhire for losing when his everyday starters for 2013 are names like Vance Worley, Mike Pelfrey and Liam Hendricks. The pitching staff heaved "batting practice" for the opposition all season, same for the past two years. Not to mention promising names like Scott Diamond, Kyle Gibson, and Alex Myers never rising to the top of the rotation as expected.