Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/20/12
The Toronto Blue Jays are ready to go back to the future. John Gibbons, who managed the team from 2004-08, will be re-hired as the Blue Jays' manager on Tuesday morning, the Toronto Sun reported late Monday night. Gibbons would take over for John Farrell, whom the Blue Jays traded to the Red Sox last month. In his only previous major league managerial stint, Gibbons guided the Blue Jays to a 305-305 record. He was fired midway through the 2008 season with the team in last place. The Sun reported that Gibbons gained a big edge due to his familiarity with general manager Alex Anthopoulos. During Gibbons' time on the bench in Toronto, Anthopoulos was the organization's assistant GM. After leaving Toronto, Gibbons, 50, served as the Kansas City Royals' bench coach from 2009-11. This year, he managed Double-A San Antonio, a San Diego Padres affiliate, compiling a 60-80 record. The Blue Jays dealt Farrell to Boston in exchange for shortstop Mike Aviles, with the Red Sox also r...
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