Lately I’ve been finding fanatical claims from some Jays fans or general MLB followers rather ill-informed because they make grandiose statements like “the Blue Jays were going to be bad because the Marlins were bad with these same players.” Or else they blame Manager John Gibbons for what has occurred on the field as if he can swing the bat or pitch the ball for his players.
Some even incredulously give fault to GM Alex Anthopoulos saying “he has not improved the team since he got there.” GAH!
My, how short are people’s memories?
First off, Anthopoulos not only acquired Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle and Emilio Bonifacio from the Marlins this off-season, but he also acquired Melky Cabrera and Macier Izturis to help with the offense. Oh yeah, and he got the reigning N.L. Cy Young Award winner too. That’s hardly the same team that the Marlins had in 2012.
As far as firing Gibbons or his mostly rookie coaching staff goes, Blue Jays President Paul Beeston and GM Alex Anthopoul...