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Toronto Blue Jays
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Last week, the Blue Jays netted three All-Stars in a blockbuster trade with the Marlins. Now, the club is looking for an outspoken manager to lead the team.
Toronto is searching for a veteran managerial candidate “with an edge” to replace skipper John Farrell, according to CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler. Farrell was traded to the Red Sox in exchange for Mike Aviles after managing the team for two seasons.
Toronto reportedly reached out to former Braves skipper Bobby Cox, who turned down the position. So far, the organization has spoken to Mike Hargrove, who last managed the Mariners in 2007 and took the Indians to two World Series.
Knobler indicates in the report that the Blue Jays haven’t spoken to Bobby Valentine, Lou Piniella, Jim Fregosi or Jim Riggleman yet. Valentine, who managed the Red Sox in 2012, could fit the bill as far as having an “edge,” given his penchant for criticizing players in public.
There’s also a chance that Larry Bowa and Jim Tracy could wind up as candidates for...
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The Blue Jays, reaching back for a familiar name, have hired John Gibbons as their new manager, according to a major-league source.
Gibbons, who managed the Blue Jays from Aug. 2004 to June 2008, replaces John Farrell, whom the Jays traded to the Boston Red Sox at the end of last season.
Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos was assistant GM during part of Gibbons' tenure and...
I am in complete shock that the Toronto Blue Jays hired John Gibbons as their recycled coach. For a guy that has largely supported Alex Anthopoulos on many moves since he has taken over the helm, I can’t believe he pulled this guy off the scrap heap for managers.
Gibbons managed the Blue Jays from 2004-2008 and held down a mediocre 305-305 record. While he did post back to...
The Toronto Blue Jays have decided to bring back John Gibbons as manager. Gibbons is returning to the club where he served as manager from 2004-2008.
Blue Jays General manager,Alex Anthopoulos said he had no misgivings re-hiring Gibbons, “Things I’ve regretted the most have been decisions on what the optics might be, perception might be,” Anthopoulos said. “With Gibby the...
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Ricky Romero stretches before his start. Photo courtesy of Flickr.com
Last year, the Jays had 12 different pitchers start for them. Injuries were part of the problem, but general ineffectiveness was also to blame. Only Ricky Romero and Henderson Alvarez broke the 30-start barrier for the Blue Jays last year, and Alvarez is now a Marlin. So for that reason this trade immediately...
Pack your bags for Canada, former Marlins.
On Monday, after several days of hemming and hawing, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig decided not to block the pending trade that will send Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle to the Blue Jays. The commissioner had reportedly been reviewing the trade and whether it should be blocked under the “best interests of baseball”...
The Toronto Blue Jays surprisingly announced the return of former manager John Gibbons (2004-2008) after talk had former MLB managers Manny Acta and Mike Hargrove as favorites. I threw my two cents in yesterday when I suggested Jim Riggleman, who apparently never got a call.
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