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It was a surprising day of upheaval for the Minnesota Twins, but manager Paul Molitor is staying put despite the firing of general manager Terry Ryan. Cheap Jordans China .Molitor said he was informed Sunday by team ownership that the Twins would like him to remain as manager for the 2017 season.Im grateful because I want to keep doing it, Molitor said before the Twins series opener against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. I want to be part of the solution of the team doing better.Molitor addressed the team Monday afternoon after news of Ryans dismissal broke. Molitor said he wanted to honor the longtime executive and take a moment to acknowledge his contributions to the organization, calling Ryans departure a personal loss.The Twins entered the day with the worst record in the American League at 33-58, 21 games out of first place in the AL Central Division. Only Atlanta (32-60) has a worse record in the majors.Assistant GM Rob Antony will replace Ryan on an interim basis. Owner and CEO Jim Pohlad referred to Ryans firing as difficult, painful and not obvious in a statement released earlier Monday by the team.Longtime Twins star Joe Mauer said it was a difficult day.Theres a lot of people hurting in here today, Mauer said. [Ryan has] had a hand in why everybody is in this room. Ive known him for a long time.Its a tough day, but we have a long way to go and we still have a lot of things to play for and prove and thats what were going to try to do moving forward.Molitor helped the Twins become one of the surprise teams of last year, keeping them in the playoff hunt into the final week of the season. But the Twins are on pace for 100 losses this year.Terry has been a gifted leader of the baseball department for over eighteen seasons, Pohlad said in a news release. It is impossible to overstate his contribution to our game, our team and the Upper Midwest baseball community. The decision to part ways with Terry was difficult, painful and not obvious.Ryan spent two stints as general manager of the Twins, helping the franchise emerge from a decade worth of futility to become one of the models for small-market success in the early 2000s. He helped build one of baseballs strongest farm systems and made several shrewd trades that turned the Twins into a team that won four AL Central championships in five seasons.Ryan stepped down in 2007 but returned in 2011 after hand-picked successor Bill Smith could not continue the teams success.The Twins are in the middle of their fifth losing season in the last six years. A 2015 season that saw them return to contention in the division proved not to be enough when the team sank to the bottom of the American League this summer.Ryan handed out big money to pitchers Ervin Santana, Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes in an effort to address the teams biggest weakness in the starting rotation, but all have been disappointments.The decisions to sign South Korean slugger Byung Ho Park, hold on to veteran third baseman Trevor Plouffe this offseason and move promising youngster Miguel Sano from third base to right field all proved to be ill-fated. Sano was injured while playing in the outfield and is back at third base, Plouffe is on the disabled list and his trade value has been diminished and Park has been sent to Triple-A to try to ease his transition from Korea to the United States.Despite the Twins massive struggles, the midseason firing is a highly uncharacteristic by the Pohlad family, long known in baseball circles for loyalty and continuity. Jim Pohlad has made no secret of his admiration for Ryan, saying as late as last year that the GM could hold his post for as long as he wanted.While disappointed we were unable to bring Minnesota a third World Championship, I leave the GM post with immense pride in being part of the Twins organization for the better part of three decades, Ryan said in the teams news release.Im grateful for the leadership opportunities provided by the Pohlad family; the collaboration and talents of my colleagues in the front office; the hard work and dedication of our manager, coaches and clubhouse personnel; the commitment and professionalism of our players; the passion and attention to detail of our minor league staff and scouts; and most importantly, the incredible support of our fans. Its been an honor to be part of the Twins organization and I wish everyone nothing but the best going forward.Antony is in his 29th season in the Twins organization and his ninth as an assistant GM.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. Jordans Shoes From China . Vokoun departed practice on Saturday morning after discovering swelling in his thigh. He was taken to a local hospital where the clot was revealed. The club announced the surgery following a 5-3 exhibition loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Cheap Air Jordan .com) - The Montreal Canadiens will try to halt their longest losing streak of the season when they host the struggling New York Islanders in tonights clash at the Bell Centre. http://www.clearancejordans.com/ . 24 Baylor in a Big 12 clash between teams trending in opposite directions. Andrew Wiggins made 10-of-12 from the foul line and scored 17 for Kansas (14-4, 5-0 Big 12), which capped a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents unscathed.Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne says a decade-long title drought would be a tragedy for the team, as they plot to overhaul Mercedes in 2016. F1s most successful team head into the new season chasing their first world title since the Constructors Championship of 2008, while their wait for the coveted drivers title extends by a further 12 months.Since enjoying an unprecedented run of success between 1999 and 2008 when they won eight Constructors and six Drivers Championships, Ferrari have been unable to overhaul first Red Bull and latterly Mercedes, who have dominated the last two seasons. Ferrari as a company have entered a new era in 2016 after being spun off from the Fiat Chrysler Group and listed on the Stock Exchange in Milan and New York, and Marchionne says success in F1 this year will only strengthen them.If we were to string together victories in F1 then it would improve our brand, he told Italys Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper. Ferraris fall from the top Last 7 seasons (09-15) Previous 7 seasons (02-08) 132 Races 123 15 Wins 65 11.4% Win % 52.8% 5 Poles 55 2nd (2010, 2012, 2013) Drivers title best 1st (2002-20004, 2007) 2nd (2012, 2015) Constructors title best 1st (2002-2004, 2007-2008) I was speaking with one of our car dealerships and we agreed that the results of 2015 helped bring back credibility to the brand. Wholesale Jordans Free Shipping. If we were to somehow fail to win a title over a 10-year span it would be a tragedy.Marchionne replaced Luca di Montezemolo as Ferraris president during their uncompetitive 2014 season, when they failed to win a race for the first time in 21 years, and installed Maurizio Arrivabene as team principal to oversee an overhaul of their F1 team.The Scuderia returned to form last year, winning three times, but Marchionne says they actually spent less than in the past and instead changed what we were investing in, developing what was needed and cutting down on the other things. Sergio Marchionne (right) has credited Maurizio Arrivabene (left) with reviving Ferraris F1 fortunes A number of senior engineers were sacked and, asked what restored his confidence in the team, Marchionne replied: When we cleared our ranks. We won because we brought focus back to the team and began to do the things that are really important. Maurizio Arrivabenes arrival helped a lot.Ferrari are set to be the first of F1s leading teams to reveal their new car for 2016, with the teams online launch set to take place next Friday [February 19].The first Barcelona test starts on Monday February 22 and the Sky Sports F1 Digital team will be providing live commentary from dawn until dusk on all four days of both Barcelona tests while Sky Sports News HQ will also deliver live updates from trackside. Experience Silverstone live Get your 2016 tickets to Silverstone now! Also See: F1 needs three-way title battle Get Sky F1: Every race live ' ' ' 
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