Three moves regarding the futures of three managers were announced on Monday, as I am about to break them down right here. The Mets, Twins, and Cubs have made some managerial changes today, as here are some bits and pieces from all three of them.
Mets' Terry Collins:
It has become known that Mets manager Terry Collins will be signing a two year contract extension with the Mets, keeping him in a Mets uniform until 2015. There is a club option for a third year (2016). The Mets finished third this year, with a 74-88 record. He is 225-261 with the Mets overall, and has 669-695 overall record over his nine year managerial career.
Twins' Ron Gardenhire:
The Twins have also re-signed their manager to a two year contract, as they have signed Ron Gardenhire to a two year contract extension. Gardenhire has been the Twins manager since 2002, and has never managed a team besides the Twins. The Twins have gone 998-947 under Gardenhire, as they have shown success with him at the helm. Although Minnesota is in a rebuilding stage, I think Gardenhire will be able to whip these rookies into shape.
Cubs' Dale Svuem:
Dale Svuem has received less exciting news regarding his future in Chicago. There actually is no future for Svuem in Chicago, as the Cubs have announced that they have fired the former manager, as they continue to look to find the winning puzzle piece in the system. Svuem has a career .399 winning percentage in his two full seasons as manager (added nine games in 2008 for Brewers).