The Twins are 2-19 in their past 21 playoff games, and both of those wins were started by Johan Santana. That speaks to the need for top-shelf pitching — and the inability to develop or acquire it during Terry Ryan's reign.
Head over to startribune.com at noon Tuesday. Twins beat writer Phil Miller will host a live chat, and I can only imagine there will be a few questions.
"Good move, firing Ryan. Stupid move, publicly committing to any manager for next season. A new GM should be able to choose his manager."
"taxpayer09" on startribune.com.
"#Twins firing of Terry Ryan does not ensure inert trade deadline; 2014 #Padres and 2010 #DBacks made significant moves with interim GMs." — Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.