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JOHN GIBBONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blue Jays cap disappointing road trip with victory over Brewers

Before the final game of a demoralizing eight-game road trip that has severely damaged the Blue Jays’ playoff aspirations, manager John Gibbons said there would be no “magic bullet” to snap his club out of their current funk. But when Jose Bautista lined his 23rd home run of the season into the Milwaukee Brewers’ bullpen to give the Jays a four-run lead in the sixth inning...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Year means Gibbons’ 2015 option guaranteed

Though the NHL’s Winter Classic and college football bowl games dominate headlines on New Year’s Day, some baseball news did occur Wednesday. John Gibbons’ 2015 option became guaranteed and the manager had a 2016 option added to his contract due to a clause in his unique deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. When Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos hired Gibbons in November of 2012,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jays GM says Gibbons will return

John Gibbons won't pay the price for the Blue Jays' disappointing season, general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Tuesday. Anthopoulos insisted that Gibbons will return as manager in 2014, even though the Blue Jays remain stuck in last place in the AL East with a 59-73 record. Asked about the possibility of replacing Gibbons, Anthopoulos said ''there's never been...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays brass can’t take a chance by bringing back John Gibbons next season

Paul Beeston and Alex Anthopoulos are nice guys. Ask around and you might not need both hands to count up the number of people in the industry who dislike both or either. Bringing back John Gibbons next season meanwhile would be the nice thing to do. Nobody could fairly blame Gibbons for all that has gone wrong; at the same time he’s hardly come in and re-set the table or established...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

John Gibbons Says Blue Jays Need A Walk-off Win, Jays Respond With Walk-off Win

Talked to John Gibbons before game. Asked what team needed most. “A walk-off win,” he said. “Everybody seems to have one. We need a charge.” — Jeff Blair (@GloBlair) May 22, 2013   Toronto Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons told Jeff Blair of The Globe and Mail before today’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays that the Jays needed a walk-off win to give them a jolt. Gibbons’...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jays make intriguing hire in Gibbons

John Gibbons described it as a "shock" that "came out of nowhere." That sounds about right. Meet the new Toronto Blue Jays manager, same as the old Blue Jays manager: Gibbons, cashiered midway through the 2008 season with a 305-305 career record, is back again. The Toronto vacancy had been the subject of intense speculation over the past several weeks. Almost...
Via Fox Sports
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays hire John Gibbons as manager

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...
Via Tireball.com
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

November news dominated by the Blue Jays

Is the power shifting in the American League East? If the amount of news generated by the Blue Jays in November is any indication, perhaps it is. While the Red Sox quietly try to figure out and dig out of last year's fiasco and the Yankees, the richest team in the world, suddenly shop at K-Mart, the Blue Jays have made headline after headline culminating with naming John Gibbons...
Via The Flagrant Fan
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Jays hire Gibbons as manager

The Toronto Blue Jays hired John Gibbons as their manager for a second time. The 50-year-old Gibbons returns to the club where he served as manager from 2004-2008. He had a 305-305 record and is the 3rd winningest manager in franchise history. Gibbons most recently managed the San Antonio Missions of the Texas League (AA) in the San Diego Padres organization last season. He also...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Source: Blue Jays hire Gibbons

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...
Via Fox Sports
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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