Four issues facing the Twins

  • Updated: November 8, 2011 - 6:44 AM

ISSUES AT HAND: PAYROLL, RYAN'S STATUS, THE DRAFT AND FRONT OFFICE MOVES

A front-office shakeup wasn't the only news coming Monday when the Twins announced that Terry Ryan would return to his former job as general manager, replacing Bill Smith. Other news:

Payroll: Ryan said the team's payroll, about $116 million at the end of last season, would be about $100 million this season. Owner Jim Pohlad later echoed that sentiment.

Interim: Although Ryan is technically the Twins interim general manager, he sounded like a man who could be in for as long as it takes to turn the club around. When Ryan decides it's time to go, he will be given the right to handpick his successor.

The draft: Because of their 99-loss season, the Twins will have the second pick in the June amateur draft. It's a pick that should have a significant impact and can't afford to be squandered.

Hiring/moves: Former Twins assistant GM/Reds GM Wayne Krivsky will be hired as Ryan's special assistant, and he will evaluate major league talent. Mike Radcliff, the Twins vice president of player personnel, will also evaluate major league talent, but in April he will become the point man in amateur scouting.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions
Final123456789RHE
Chicago WSox000002010380
Minnesota «00100030X460
@Ballpark Replay
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap | Box
W:J.Burton(2-2) L:R.Belisario(3-7) S:G.Perkins (25)
HR: CWS- A.Nieto (1) MIN- None

ADVERTISEMENT

San Diego - LP: J. Lane 0 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: E. Santana 2
Washington - LP: R. Soriano 6 FINAL
Miami - WP: M. Dunn 7
Philadelphia - LP: A. Burnett 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: B. Colon 7
Milwaukee - LP: K. Lohse 1 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi 2
Toronto - WP: R. Dickey 14 FINAL
Boston - LP: C. Buchholz 1
Arizona 1 Bottom 14th Inning
Cincinnati 1
Colorado - LP: Y. Flande 1 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: T. Wada 4
NY Yankees - LP: D. Phelps 2 FINAL
Texas - WP: Y. Darvish 4
Oakland - LP: J. Chavez 3 FINAL
Houston - WP: B. Oberholtzer 7
Pittsburgh 5 Bottom 3rd Inning
San Francisco 0
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Buffalo
Los Angeles 3 2nd Half
Seattle 0
Calgary 26 FINAL
Edmonton 22
Winnipeg 23 FINAL
Brt Columbia 6
Ottawa 23 FINAL
Hamilton 33
Toronto 9 FINAL
Saskatchewan 37
Indiana 27 2nd Qtr 4:55
Los Angeles 25
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Should the Twins replace Ron Gardenhire?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close