Twins' mastermind has enviable track record

Originally Published: January 22, 2007
By Phil Rogers | Special to ESPN.com

On June 11, the Minnesota Twins were off. Francisco Liriano had blanked Baltimore the day before, and the Boston Red Sox, as fearsome as any team in the majors at that time, were due the next day for a three-game series.

Terry Ryan's experience and analysis told him it was time to do something. The Twins were 28-34 -- 11½ games behind the red-hot Detroit Tigers and 10 behind the Chicago White Sox, who had won the World Series the year before.

Even though they had two of the best pitchers ...

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