September 13, 2007

Ryan Steps Down

Today, out of nowhere, Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan announced that he has decided to step down as the general manager of the Minnesota Twins. Ryan has been a huge key to draft success, and is mainly known recently for some awesome trades that have helped shape this franchise.

There was never any though that this may happen, and this is a complete shock to everyone. To take his place, the Twins have named Bill Smith to that position. Ryan will remain with the team, but in an advisor role.

This move also triggered a ladder affect, and that includes the following:

The club promoted Mike Radcliff to Vice President, Player Personnel; Rob Antony to Assistant General Manager; Deron Johnson to Director of Scouting; and Brad Steil to Director of Baseball Operations.

I'm still very shocked, as I'm sure many of us are. I'll have more on my thoughts, and what Terry had to say tonight or tomorrow morning.