The Minnesota Twins most recent run of success has coincided with the team hiring Ron Gardenhire prior to the 2002 season. In his first nine seasons, the Twins won the American League Central six times, which more than doubled the franchise's total before Gardenhire took over.
However, since the 2010 season (which was the team's last AL Central division title), the Twins own one of the worst records in baseball at 99-151 entering Monday's game against the Oakland Athletics.
At times last year, many fans felt that it was a factor of injuries and ineffectiveness that lead to the Twins' sudden decline. Yet, the fate of the team is usually tied to the guy that's in charge of it and that's why many fans have put Gardenhire on the hot seat.
Here is why the Gardenhire era may be running out of time in Minnesota and why he hasn't had the success he had earlier in his managerial career.