Not on his own, anyway. A lot went into the Twins’ malaise, and it will take more than hiring a savvy Hall of Famer as manager to fix it.
Plus: SuperValu hacked; Ozzie Guillen ‘interested’ in Twins’ managerial job; corn and soybean prices slowing Minnesota’s harvest; and more.
Everyone involved with the team concedes the on-field product stinks. The question is what they plan to do about it.
With few captivating off-season moves — and gimmicks — the Twins find their smallest home-opening crowd despite glorious spring weather.
GM Terry Ryan called it “a good day for the organization,” an opinion that might not be universal among Twins fandom.
The interactions between him and General Manager Terry Ryan suggest Gardenhire will be back. But nothing would surprise me.
Perkins assembled a blueprint that won him Nathan’s job, and a spot on this year’s A.L. All-Star Team.
It’s hard to imagine today’s roster clawing and scrapping like their counterparts from 10 years ago.
Replacing replacement-level players is a step in the right direction.
It took 13 batting-practice throws for Joel Zumaya to show why he was available to the Twins for a non-guaranteed, incentive-laden deal.