Former Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, who was fired after the 2014 season, is itching to get back into an MLB manager’s role.
Ron Gardenhire had managed the Minnesota Twins since 2002 before being let go at the end of the 2014 season. You would think that the man would welcome some time away from the game to recharge the batteries.
Apparently 6 months is all Ron Gardenhire really needs.
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Gardenhire has hired an agent for the sole purpose of keeping an eye on any open jobs that become available. Although he notes that he is “not actively pursuing it,” hiring an agent is usually a pretty good indicator that someone is ready to get back into the game. At 57-years-old, Gardenhire has a lot of gas in the tank and a lot of experience that could prove useful to a team in need.
Over his 12 years at the helm of the Twins, Ron Gardenhire accumulated a record of 1068-1039 and helped guide the Twins to 6 postseason appearances. That kind of performance resulted in Gardenhire being recognized with a top-3 finish in the American League Manager of the Year balloting during seven of those campaigns, including winning the award in 2010 when the Twins finished with a record of 94-68.
Needless to say, Ron Gardenhire has the credentials to get the job done. The question is, “where does that opportunity” arise?
It is still early in the 2015 MLB season, but there are no doubts that some managers are already on the hot seat and may not see the end of the year with their current teams. The availability of a manager like Gardenhire won’t necessarily quicken those moves, but it certainly won’t make the seat any cooler for those in the crosshairs.
So which three teams look like the best landing spot for Ron Gardenhire?
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