The Minnesota Twins have been without a manager since Ron Gardenhire was fired following the conclusion of the 2014 Major League Baseball season. Gardenhire had stood in that role for over a decade, and it feels as if Terry Ryan is poised to take that long to find his replacement. Now Rick Renteria may be a candidate.
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Fired by the Chicago Cubs today, Renteria becomes a candidate because well, he’s on the market. The Twins didn’t expect Renteria to be available with him under contract for the Cubs until 2016. With Joe Maddon headed to Chicago however, room had to be made.
Bob Nightengale is now reporting that Terry Ryan is deciding whether or not he should bring Renteria in for an interview.
At this point, the two candidates believed to be in the running for the job are Torrey Lovullo and Paul Molitor.
With the process seeming like it had played itself out, and the Twins were coming close to a decision, this move just seems so curious. Is Ryan not confident enough in himself to pick the guy he wants? Is there a real sense of what exactly it is that he’s looking for?
This process just gets more drawn out by the day.