Minnestoa Twins Troubles: When Will The Twins Fire Ron Gardenhire?

Kyle WeaverContributor IOctober 8, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 7: Manager Ron Gardenhire #35 of the Minnesota Twins looks on prior to game two of the ALDS game against the New York Yankees on October 7, 2010 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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I'm going to keep this short and sweet. Yes I know Gardy has over 800 wins and has turned the franchise around from a horrible mid to late 90's. However the thing that bothers me is that he can't possibly in any circumstances seem to win games when they matter. Who else does this look like from the the Minnesota sports scene? He reminds of a certain person who coached one of the greatest football offenses of all time, went 15-1 and were an easy Super Bowl pick. DENNIS GREEN! He, to me, is the mirror image of Dennis Green to baseball. He coaches well in the regular season but always finds to a way to lose in the post-season. I don't care how many division championships he brings the Twins in a weak AL Central. Come playoff time he needs to win at some point and has failed to do so. For that reason I think he needs to be fired and needs to be fired now.

In my opinion, the Twins need to fire Gardenhire, replace him with Joe Torre and promote Paul Molitor to hitting coach.

I know Torre's Dodgers were not the greatest in 2010 but he knows the Yankees and what makes them tick a lot more the Gardenhire. The reason I think the hitting coach position needs to be changed is due to the fact when you look at the Twins's at-bats during the Yankee series, they looked clueless. They weren't hitting at balls that were obvious strikes and Thome didn't even attempt to swing at the ball when he was 3 up in the count and an obvious strike was coming. I think adding a Hall of Famer (who is already employed by the Twins) can give the team a lot more than what Joe Vavra can bring. I know that with him coaching that the team's batting average has been ranked among the best in the regular season. However I think changes need to be made to get this team to a World Series. Also I think it is demoralizing Jason Kubel has two hits in his post season career.