I understand his pending arbitration situation and the role it played... And the bidding war afterwards stopped at 2.5 million.
Needing pitching will inflate value of pitching. Most teams need pitching and his value stopped at 2.5 plus bonus. It speaks volumes to me as for his value.
30 teams 2.5 million. The GM's collectively don't seem to value Lannan as high as some of us do.
One thing to consider in new management is Gardy's previous success at ushering in new prospects. He's got a pretty spectacular track record and over the next couple of seasons the Twins will be promoting more prospects than ever before. Do you really trust that Molitor or any other new manager for the Twins would do better than Gardenhire at this and shouldn't this be considered more than W's and L's for a rebuilding franchise?
I don't trust Molitor to be better at anything compared to Gardy. Why should he be, because he's from St Paul?
Identify an upgrade, then hire him. Don't fire Gardy just to fire him.