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Terry Ryan 'back in the chair'

Second stint as Twins general manager comes with some stiff challenges

Updated: December 3, 2011, 11:54 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Terry Ryan stepped down as Minnesota Twins general manager in 2007 because the demands of the job were testing his patience, making him churn inside and having an adverse effect on his health, well-being and general outlook on life. But the mere act of relinquishing his title did nothing to curb his work ethic or devotion to detail.

It's common knowledge that Ryan feels most at home evaluating talent, and in his new role as senior advisor to Twins GM Bill Smith, Ryan spent more ...

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