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gobears1987
04-30-2006, 02:52 PM
OK, the Twins are really getting killed. I mean the Tigers are just demolishing them now. How long until Gardenhire gets the axe?

viagracat
04-30-2006, 02:59 PM
It'll be a while. Fron 2002-2005 his record with the Twins was 359-288 (.555) and the Twins are always in the hunt it seems like. I think Detroit's playing a bit over their heads right now, so I think Minny will be pesky for most of the season. Unless the Twins totally collapse this year and lack of effort or something else that can (fairly or unfairly) be attributed to the manager is the reason, Gardenhire is safe this season, IMO.

MHOUSE
04-30-2006, 04:43 PM
6-0 losers on Sunday. I absolutely believe Gardenhire will be on the hot seat. They have the same pitching staff as last year plus a healhty Torii Hunter. I would blame the front office for not upgrading the offense enough. I believe they are last in ERA and near last in runs scored. Their offense has been abysmal and their starters have come down to earth after a couple years of over-achievement. If they keep getting shut out and/or routed then Gardenhire will definately be on his way out. They should be a .500 team.

oeo
04-30-2006, 04:45 PM
6-0 losers on Sunday. I absolutely believe Gardenhire will be on the hot seat. They have the same pitching staff as last year plus a healhty Torii Hunter. I would blame the front office for not upgrading the offense enough. I believe they are last in ERA and near last in runs scored. Their offense has been abysmal and their starters have come down to earth after a couple years of over-achievement. If they keep getting shut out and/or routed then Gardenhire will definately be on his way out. They should be a .500 team.
I can't say that it's Gardenhire's fault, but they're going to blame it on somebody and it's usually the manager. If their pitching doesn't show up, they're not going to win because they can't score runs. And giving up 24 runs in the last two games isn't good at all. The Twinkies are not looking so hot.

gobears1987
04-30-2006, 06:27 PM
I agree that Gardenhire isn't responsible, but he is the one who will be blamed by the fans and thus will be in the hot seat.

whitesoxfan1986
04-30-2006, 06:32 PM
Has the rest of the A.L. caught up to Johan Santana?

DickAllen72
04-30-2006, 07:34 PM
OK, the Twins are really getting killed. I mean the Tigers are just demolishing them now. How long until Gardenhire gets the axe?

Hopefully not until after Dusty Baker gets an extension.

SoxSpeed22
04-30-2006, 11:01 PM
They suck, not his fault.

Optipessimism
04-30-2006, 11:10 PM
I hope that Gardenhire gets fired so he can go to a real organization that wants to win. It's not his fault that baseball in Minnesota is a joke.

elrod
05-01-2006, 12:05 AM
The Twins just got outscored 33-1 in a three game series in Detroit. That is about as humiliating as it gets. They got swept in Cleveland and in Chicago. If they don't do better against the Tigers next week in Minnesota then I think Gardenhire is in trouble. 33-1 against a division rival is embarrassing.

QCIASOXFAN
05-01-2006, 12:14 AM
I hope that Gardenhire gets fired so he can go to a real organization that wants to win. It's not his fault that baseball in Minnesota is a joke. I agree, that organization sucks now! That team sure doesn't scare me like it did 2 years ago, or even last year for that matter.

getonbckthr
05-01-2006, 01:03 AM
Maybe they should spend some money instead of blaming Gardy.

Banix12
05-01-2006, 01:50 AM
Even if they have a horrible season I can't see Gardenhire getting fired this year. He's put together too many strong years for them to get tossed out like that.

The twins problem is simple. They either can't afford or aren't willing to retain their top talent when they reach Free Agency and a lot of the young talent that they have been counting on to replace these guys haven't panned out, specifically Morneau and then guys like bartlett and Kubel.

Though the biggest problem this year so far is you have three guys in the middle of the lineup, Hunter, White, and Morneau who are hitting under .210.

Santana is going to be fine. He'll bounce back just fine and have a good season. I'm far less confident about the likes of Radke, Silva and Lohse. Lohse isn't that great to begin with and he appears to be having control issues in the early going. Radke and Silva are giving up homeruns at a rediculous pace right now, averaging giving up at least two HR's per start. Neither looked too sharp when the sox faced the twins.

Nellie_Fox
05-01-2006, 02:07 AM
The Twins are a very patient, albeit cheap, organization. I don't see Gardenire getting the axe for one bad season. I don't hear anyone around here blaming him. Yet.

Steelrod
05-01-2006, 05:27 AM
Hopefully not until after Dusty Baker gets an extension.
Creates a problem for me. Between the Twins and the Cubs, I can't decide which one I prefer Dusty to guide. The Twins definately can't afford Dusty, so I hope he extends with the Scrubs. A guarantee of continued futility!

tick53
05-01-2006, 07:35 PM
Maybe his new name will be Ron Gardenfire. The Twins just suck, that's all