I understand about loyalty and riding through the rough times, but again here we are contending, with the Astros for the worst record. While they have a roster of nobodies we have future Hall of Famers and some good young talent, but Gardy and crew are absolutely sucking.
Terry Francona has been able to take an Indians team with not really any more talent than we have and put together a competitive team. While we pile on loss after loss, this is Deja Vu all over again, frustrating.
Gardenhire has never been able to prove that he can manage the big games and continually gets out coached. Being a Tom Kelly deciple, is the only reason he still has a job and Ryan should do the right thing and show Gardy the exit door. Arguments will mount about, "oh he won manager of the year", blah blah. In 2010 Pavano pitched out of his mind and Liriano had a nice come back, but then drop 3 straight in the playoffs having leads in 2 of them and the rest of his playoff resume is not good, 2006 with Santana and Liriano, swept by the Athletics.
It is time to give him a pat on the back and show him the door, sorry Gardy we are letting you go.