I’m coming late to the party on this story. Front office tweaks have turned into a significant change. Bill Smith being fired and replaced by Terry Ryan came as a real surprise.
Many sports reporters and bloggers have weighed in on the reasons behind the official reason – ‘philosophical differences’ – but so far there does not appear to be anything close to a consensus or for that matter much more detail from the Twins officials themselves.
One of the reasons I’m slow to post on this important story is there has to be more to the story and I want to give it a bit more time to see if more is revealed in the next few weeks. I have some thoughts and suspicions but want to gather more information from as many sources as possible before coming to any conclusions.
Regarding the decision, I must say I welcome the change but am skeptical that Ryan can be the long term solution that the Twins need.