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Chart: Gardenhire has advantages, disadvantages

  • March 28, 2013 - 11:26 PM

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:

The good

• 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.

The bad

• Those 195 losses in the past two seasons.

• Fundamentals have been lacking as losses mount.

• Playoff record disturbingly bad.

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