Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gardenhire Named AL Manager of the Year

The title says it all.  After finishing in second place in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2009, Ron Gardenhire finally thrust off the bridesmaid label and came home with the award for American League Manager of the Year.  Despite losing his closer, Joe Nathan, before the season started, and the best hitter in the league over the first three months, Justin Morneau, at the All-Star break, Gardenhire led the Twins to a 94-win season and their sixth division title since 2002.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post. Gardy deserves the recognition. Name any other manager who's had the same success year after year after year (without a $100 million ++ payroll).

    This speaks to the management of the team by Tom Kelly. As TK's disciple, Gardy represents a quarter century of steady leadership. That leadership philosophy counts on high quality defense, above average pitching, and an offense that depends more on average than power.

    Who gives a darn about "money ball?" Let's hear it for "TK - RG ball!"


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