Terry Ryan

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    September 30, 2014

    Twins Fire Ron Gardenhire: Top Tweets

    Yesterday, an era of Twins baseball came to an end, as the organization fired Ron Gardenhire, the second-winningest manager in club history (1,068 wins, behind Tom Kelly) and the first to finish his Minnesota tenure with a record over .500 since Bill Rigney left town more than 40 years ago.As with a ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    Joe Mauer switching positions, becoming first baseman [UPDATE]

    -- Update at bottom --Joe Mauer's season-ending August concussion fueled speculation he might switch from catcher to first base in time for the 2014 season, during which he'll be 31 years old.SEE ALSO: Patrick Reusse blasted for calling Mauer "sissy," suggesting he should've played with concussion T ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Twins mega-prospect Miguel Sano benched for hotdogging after home run [VIDEO]

    Last week, Twins management benched uber-prospect Miguel Sano for four games for flipping his bat and taking a leisurely stroll around the bases following a home run.SEE ALSO: Glen Perkins hooks up Twins tickets for "screwed" fan The incident was especially problematic for Sano, a 20-year-old Double ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak breaks ribs in one of the most juvenile ways imaginable

    Who hasn't been there in their mid-to-late 20s? You start horseplaying with your buddies, and next thing you know, somebody ends up with broken ribs.SEE ALSO:-- New York Yankees fans really hate "American Idle" Carl Pavano [PHOTO] -- Ex-Twin Knoblauch is reportedly drunkenly riding NYC subways, hitt ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Rock bottom? Derek Lowe shuts out Twins, admits he basically threw one pitch all game

    Anybody know what Barry Bonds and Chuck Knoblauch are up to these days? Terry Ryan should probably call them -- it's hard to imagine they'd hit any worse than the completely inept players Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is forced to trot out game after game.With a .278 winning percentage, the ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Star Tribune, sportswriters sure love their "call to arms" cliché

    Star Tribune Twins beat reporter La Velle E. Neal III has a piece out this morning headlined, "Twins putting out a call to arms." Seems our hometown heroes face "the daunting task of rebuilding its starting pitching," through the draft or whatever machinations General Manager Terry Ryan can impleme ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Terry Ryan replaces Bill Smith as Twins general manager

    Screenshot from "Inside Pitch."Terry Ryan will return to his position as general manager.​Coming off a brutal season, the Twins announced today they have replaced general manager Bill Smith with Terry Ryan, who had the job before Smith took over four years ago. "No one in the Twins' organizat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Time for Billy Smith to make it rain

    No General Manager in the history of the Twins has been given the pink slip.

  • News

    May 13, 2009

    The Twins' Mike Redmond is Minnesota's catcher in the raw

    "Old Dog" is one of the oldest—but best—back-up catchers in the league

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    July 30, 2008

    Undoubtedly iffy, but we'd love to have Griffey

    One improbable scenario (and another slightly more realistic option) as the MLB ... More >>

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    September 13, 2007
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    August 22, 2007

    Is Winning Losing (Part II)?

    Well, the Twins certainly asserted themselves mightily today, beating the Seattle M's 8-4 after a 7-run first inning. The initial frame included a grand slam by one Michael Cuddyer. The game got so out of hand that Dan Gladden and Jack Morris started yakking about anything and everything (though the ... More >>

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    August 21, 2007

    Is Winning Losing?

    Since there is virtually nothing to be written about last night's 9-4 bludgeoning at the hands of the Seattle Mariners, let's ponder instead Patrick Reusse's column of August 19. Mr. Reusse looks to be examining, and perhaps explaini ... More >>

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    August 14, 2007

    Doom and Gloom

    The Twins lost late last night 4-3 in the ninth inning, when Seattle's Richie Sexson smashed a homer off Matt Guerrier. This drops us to 1-6 on this road trip, and is ... More >>

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    July 19, 2007

    Over and Out...

    So the Minnesota Twins lost their third game in a row to the division leading Detroit Tigers. What now? 9 games out at this point, pretty much the same as last year. Unfortunately, the optimists' club is looking at one year ago, when the Twins were still 9 games behind the Tigers. Of course, they we ... More >>

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    June 21, 2007

    To Trade or Not to Trade? It's Not Really a Question...

    By now every Twins fan worth his salt (and any that come here for their news) should have read the Blotter post or heard that Torii Hunter spouted off to the New York Daily News about trade rumors. He added that he'd love to be in New York, or Boston, to play in what old friend David Ortiz ... More >>

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    June 13, 2007

    Is Johan Santana one of the best pitchers ever?

    In this week's cover story, The Art of Deception, G.R. Anderson Jr. profiles Twins pitcher Johan Santana, a two-time Cy Young Award winner bucking for a thi ... More >>

  • News

    June 13, 2007

    The Art of Deception

    Johan Santana throws the trickiest pitch in baseball. Does he have a third Cy Young up his sleeve?

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    April 18, 2007

    New Delhi Star Tribune

    Local businesses, meet your new advertising partner: Habib

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    March 27, 2007

    Upward Mobility

    A spring-training physical showed the Twins' All-Star catcher is now 6' 5", a full inch taller than he was last year. That isn't too unusual for a 23-year-old, but it is rare for a guy who makes his living crouching behind home plate.

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    February 12, 2007

    Mauer signs through 2010

    The game-within-the-game that is the major league arbitration process may be fascinating from an economics standpoint, but for casual fans and, I imagine, the players themselves, it's something you want to put behind you as quickly as possible. After all, is there any chore so tiresome for millionai ... More >>

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    December 1, 2006

    MLB Winter Meetings! Fa la la la la...

    First snowfall bedamned. No December event elicits that warm holiday spirit more than the annual Major League Baseball Winter General Managers' Meeting. Maybe that's just me.

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    November 16, 2006

    From the Dept. of "Duh": Santana wins second Cy Young

    As expected, it wasn't even close. If winning the major-league Triple Crown doesn't automatically qualify you as the unanimous Cy Young winner, nothing does. It shoulda been three in a row, but hey, who's complaining. In other Twins news: For the second time in his career, Terry Ryan is baseball's ... More >>

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    October 10, 2006
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    September 20, 2006

    Holy Sh*t!

    The Organization Man

    Twins Director of Scouting Mike Radcliff herds the bird dogs and keeps the information flowing

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    September 20, 2006

    The Man at the Top

    General Manager Terry Ryan talks about the fall and rise of the 2006 Twins

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2006

    Foul tip: White Sox preview

    On the brink of what will likely be make-or-break matchups against Chicago and Detroit, a main question mark for the Twins is--surprise!--their starting rotation.

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    July 13, 2006

    Preseason predictions revisited

    The first half of the 2006 baseball is behind us, and while it hasn't exactly been a winning season per se for our dear Twinks (in any other division it might have been), it certainly has been one hell of an interesting ride.

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    June 23, 2006

    Foul Tip: Cubbies come to town

    The Twins (finally) discover the youth movement

  • Sports

    April 12, 2006

    Twins '06: Is the Future Still Now?

    Snapshots of a long-shot season to come

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    April 5, 2006

    Twins '06: Is the future still now?

    THE LINEUP Shannon Stewart, LF: Like his new teammate Rondell White, he's a pretty good player on the downhill side of a career marked by extraordinary physical wear and tear. Stewart's 32 now, and last year he dropped 60 points apiece from his on-base (.380-.323) and slugging (.447-.388) percenta ... More >>

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    April 4, 2006

    Three up, three down: Twins preview

    Remember this time last year when everyone was falling all over themselves predicting a World Series trip for the beloved Twinkies? Safe to say it's been a long year since then.

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    September 30, 2005
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    August 1, 2005

    "Good" news

    You know you're really in the shithouse when this is the best news you've read in a week. Three days after the baseball gods reached into Fenway Park, into center field, into Torii Hunter's ankle, wrenching tendons and destroying the last of the Twins' feeble playoff hopes, an MRI has shown that Hun ... More >>

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    July 27, 2005

    July 31: The Third Most Exciting Day of Regular-Season Baseball

    This Sunday is the deadline for teams to trade players before the postseason, and it's probably the most anticipated day of the Twins' regular season, behind Opening Day and whichever day they clinch their playoff berth. (In other words, it might be the second-most exciting day this year.) The Boo ... More >>

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    July 11, 2005

    Twins get Bret Boone from Mariners

    The Twins--perennially hamstrung by a long line of no-name, no-hit middle infielders--have upgraded to a big-name, no-hit middle infielder. The Seattle Times reports that Bret Boone was traded to the Twins this morning just hours before the deadline for releasing him. The 36-year-old Boone, who hit ... More >>

  • Sports

    July 7, 2004

    Another Ride on the Roller Coaster

    Can the up-and-down Twins deliver another division title?

  • Sports

    July 30, 2003

    Calling Doctor Phil

    This Year's Twins' Team Needs Some Serious Time On The Couch

  • Sports

    July 16, 2003

    If It Looks Dead and It Smells Dead, Is It Still Alive?

    It's only going to take a pulse to win the AL central, but the Twins better find one in a hurry

  • Sports

    June 12, 2002

    The Ryan Express

    All hail Twins GM Terry Ryan

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    May 29, 2002

    Who's in First?

    Despite balky starting pitching and an infield that collectively swings a small stick, the Twins hang in there

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    September 6, 2000
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    August 4, 1999
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    April 14, 1999

    When to Hold 'Em, When to Fold 'Em

    Losing might be as compelling as winning

  • Sports

    August 5, 1998

    The Gadfly

    After a slow start and a broken jaw, Twins leadoff man Otis Nixon is back to his pesky self

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    April 1, 1998
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    April 2, 1997
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    August 14, 1996


    Twins manager Tom Kelly believes in the simple things: a hard day's work and a steady hand at the wheel.

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    March 27, 1996

    The Year of Living Dangerously, Part III

    The '96 Twins should win a few, lose (more than) a few, and put up higher scores than the Vikings along the way.

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