Gardy The good, the bad
Longtime manager Ron Gardenhire could be on the hot seat after 195 combined losses the past two seasons. Here's why making a call on Gardenhire won't be an easy decision:
•Don't discount six division titles in his first nine seasons.
•Early success was with young nucleus, so he knows the building process.
•Club knows that he has not been given the horses to win lately, especially pitchers.
•Those 195 losses in the past two seasons.
•Fundamentals have been lacking as losses mount.
•Playoff record disturbingly bad.