Was it time to replace Gardenhire?

The Minnesota Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire. Patrick Semansky/AP

The Minnesota Twins have announced that they will replace Ron Gardenhire as manager.

Since joining the organization in 1987, Gardenhire held multiple coaching positions at the minor league and major league levels and was named the 12th Manager in club history in 2002. Gardenhire led the Twins to a record of 1068-1039 (.507) in 13 seasons and trails only Tom Kelly on the Twins all-time managerial wins list. He was named American League Manager of the Year in 2010 and guided the Twins to six American League Central Division titles, including an ALCS appearance in 2002.

The Twins will immediately begin their search for a new manager, internally and externally. The coaching staff will be determined by the new manager in conjunction with Executive Vice President, General Manager Terry Ryan. (News release from the Twins)

Today’s Question: Was it time to replace Gardenhire?