Terry Ryan became Twins GM on Sept. 13, 1994. He resigned Thursday, 13 years to the day he took over. In between, Ryan had numerous highs and lows.
1 Four AL Central Division titles in five seasons (2002-06).
2 With the threat of contraction hanging over the team, he turned down an offer to become Toronto's GM, saving the Twins from mass front office exodus.
3 Presided over farm system that has produced All-Stars such as Justin Morneau, Joe Mauer and Torii Hunter and is currently rich with pitching prospects.
4 Hiring of Ron Gardenhire as manager after Tom Kelly's resignation in 2001 proved to be wise decision.
5 Getting Johan Santana proved to be one of the best Rule 5 picks in major league history.
1 Six consecutive losing seasons to start his tenure (1995-2000).
2 Leaves a farm system extremely short of position prospects to help fill holes at third base, outfield and DH.
3 His failure to make a meaningful move for offensive help at the trade deadline cost the team any chance of making the playoffs in 2005 and 2007.
4 Recent free-agent signings have been flops: Ramon Ortiz, Sidney Ponson and Rondell White in 2007, White and Tony Batista in 2006.
5 "The one that got away" not tendering David Ortiz a contract after the 2002 season, then watching him turn into a superstar with Boston.
RYAN'S BEST DEALS
Scott Erickson for Scott Klingenbeck in July 1995 might not have been a very good start, but Terry Ryan eventually became known as a savvy trader as Twins GM, particularly when it came to trading major leaguers for prospects. The five best trades he made:
1 A.J. Pierzynski to San Francisco for Joe Nathan, Francisco Liriano and Boof Bonser, November 2003: One of the most lopsided trades in recent major league history.
2 Chuck Knoblauch to the New York Yankees for Eric Milton, Cristian Guzman, Brian Buchanan and Daniel Mota, February 1998: Milton and Guzman played a big role in the Twins' 21st-century turnaround.
3 Buchanan to San Diego for Jason Bartlett, July 2002: Prototypical good Ryan trade -- Buchanan wasn't much of a major leaguer, while Bartlett is now their every-day shortstop.
4 Bobby Kielty to Toronto for Shannon Stewart and Dave Gassner, July 2003: Stewart's arrival at the All-Star break propelled the Twins to their second AL Central title in a row.
5 David Hollins to Seattle for David Ortiz, August 1996: The teams made a similar trade a year later, when the Twins got Joe Mays from the Mariners for Roberto Kelly.
|Washington - WP: D. Fister||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: D. Gee||0|
|Philadelphia - WP: S. Gonzalez||6||FINAL|
|Miami - LP: J. Cosart||2|
|Toronto||6||Top 9th Inning|
|Cincinnati - LP: J. Cueto||0||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran||5|
|Tampa Bay||2||Top 9th Inning|
|Chicago WSox||2||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Detroit||6||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Seattle||5||Top 7th Inning|
|Pittsburgh||0||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Milwaukee||3||Top 7th Inning|
|Oakland||0||Bottom 4th Inning|
|LA Angels||0||Bottom 1st Inning|
|Colorado||1||Top 1st Inning|
|Arizona||0||Bottom 1st Inning|
|NY Yankees - A. Warren||7:05 PM|
|Boston - J. Kelly|
|Memphis||33||2nd Qtr 6:37|
|Tampa Bay||5:00 PM|
|Sporting Kansas City|
|New York City|