The Twins announced minutes ago that Bill Smith is no longer the General Manager of the Minnesota Twins. He will be replaced by Terry Ryan in an interim basis. The assumption I would have is that Rob Antony, Mike Radcliff and Wayne Krivsky would all be candidates to take over as GM in the near future. There is a press conference at 4:30 this afternoon, and we’ll hear more.
Obviously there will be much more happening. This is no surprised based on comments that leaked last week.
As I’ve said throughout the second half of the 2011 season, I’m never ‘happy’ when someone loses their job or fails. It doesn’t make me feel good or happy that Bill Smith has been fired. That said, I really don’t have any problem with this restructuring. Twins fans (and clearly management) no longer had confidence in Smith. If nothing else, Terry Ryan has that, and I think that Mike Racliff and Wayne Krivsky do too. That means something.
More to come, but feel free to comment.