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  • He will be managing the Twins in 2014

    13 61.90%
  • He will be fired and managing another MLB team in 2014

    3 14.29%
  • He will be reassigned in the Twins organization in 2014

    2 9.52%
  • He will be fired and be managing a minor league team in 2014.

    0 0%
  • He will be fired and be a bench coach for another team in 2014.

    1 4.76%
  • He will be fired and take a year (or more) off.

    2 9.52%
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    What will be Ron Gardenhire's fate for 2014.

    Now that the 2013 baseball season is done. What do you think will be Ron Gardenhire's fate which will be learned by tomorrow.

    1. He will manage the Twins in 2014.
    2. He will be fired but manage another MLB team in 2014.
    3. He will be reassigned in the Twins organization.
    4. He will be fired and manage a minor league team
    5. He will be fired and be a position coach in MLB.



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    Re: What will be Ron Gardenhire's fate for 2014.

    His fate will not be good. He is hoping he is not traded to manage the Cubs or Houston.


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

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    Re: What will be Ron Gardenhire's fate for 2014.

    Option 2. He'll be canned in Minnesota (who needs a fresh start) and be managing next season in Seattle.



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    Re: What will be Ron Gardenhire's fate for 2014.

    Hopefully not with the Cubs.



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    Re: What will be Ron Gardenhire's fate for 2014.

    Somewhere else.

    But it doesn't matter until they actually find/trade/develop/sign actually competent SPs.

    He'll probably do ok with a change of scenery, where he hasn't established a hierarchy of "Gardy's guys" like he did in Minnesota, which I think led, at least partly, to his undoing.



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    Re: What will be Ron Gardenhire's fate for 2014.

    Gardenhire shouldnt go anywhere. It isnt his fault the GM hasnt gotten him any significant pitching help for basically three seasons, or added any key pieces through trades that would help them contend in the central. He's a good manager and any replacement wouldnt be an upgrade IMO.



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    Re: What will be Ron Gardenhire's fate for 2014.

    I believe Gardy will not be fired but he will not be managing in 2014. Look how many losing seasons the Twins had under Tom Kelly and was not fired until he stepped down in 2001. Gardy will stay with Twins in some capacity (front office)



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    Re: What will be Ron Gardenhire's fate for 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyFive View Post
    Gardenhire shouldnt go anywhere. It isnt his fault the GM hasnt gotten him any significant pitching help for basically three seasons, or added any key pieces through trades that would help them contend in the central. He's a good manager and any replacement wouldnt be an upgrade IMO.
    Yeah, just changing the manager isn't going to fix things, but it's time. His message is stale, there's a whole new wave of players on the verge of moving up.

    And tell me, what is it, exactly, that makes Gardy such a commodity?

    Strategy? No. Ignores simple statistical strategy like platoons, and as for advanced stats, well that ignorance extends into the F/O as well.

    I think he's an OK guy to steer an already sailing (winning) ship.
    But his strategy I find myself disagreeing with more often than not, and I don't know that he's a great option with his old-school attitudes and sometimes stand-offish attitude with certain players to be the guy to try and put the young team together and go from worst to first.



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    Re: What will be Ron Gardenhire's fate for 2014.

    "Gardy, can you please step off the bus to talk to the admin. We have something to tell you."


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    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

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    Re: What will be Ron Gardenhire's fate for 2014.

    Well it looks like he's getting another 2-year deal. Somewhat disappointing, IMO.

    They need a shake-up somewhere in the org. Everything, all hires seem to be "in the family" isolated from outside thought. Need unique thought/voices.



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    Re: What will be Ron Gardenhire's fate for 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by FDWxMan View Post
    Well it looks like he's getting another 2-year deal. Somewhat disappointing, IMO.

    They need a shake-up somewhere in the org. Everything, all hires seem to be "in the family" isolated from outside thought. Need unique thought/voices.
    I agree, I love Gardy but didn't see that one coming



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