Twins CEO Jim Pohlad said before Game 3 of the ALDS that it's ''a no-brainer'' that the manager will receive a contact extension. Gardenhire is signed through 2011.
Pohlad, who said he believes the Twins will be a playoff threat for years to come, appreciates that Gardenhire hasn't clamored for a deal.
''He's not very demanding in that regard,'' Pohald said. ''We know the relationship. He's going to be our manager for a long time.''
From the Strib.