September 13, 2007

Report: Ryan Stepping Down as GM

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Twins have called a press conference for this afternoon during which they will announce that Terry Ryan is stepping down from his job as general manager after a dozen seasons. Longtime assistant Bill Smith is expected to take over for Ryan, who the Star Tribune reports will likely "stay with the organization as a senior advisor, working with the scouting department."

This news seemingly comes out of nowhere and, if true, will obviously have a massive impact on the organization that Ryan has headed since replacing Andy McPhail following the 1994 season. Under Ryan, the Twins are 1,016-1,053 (.491) overall and have advanced to the playoffs in four of the past six seasons, winning the AL Central in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006. More on this news if/when it becomes official, but in the meantime check the Star Tribune's website for updates.

Once you're done here, check out my latest "Daily Dose" column over at Rotoworld.

No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.