Blue Jays hire Wedge for front office role, could he replace Gibbons?

The Toronto Blue Jays announced Saturday Eric Wedge, who spent 10 seasons as a MLB manager for the Cleveland Indians (2003-2009) and Seattle Mariners (2011-2013), has been hired as the team's Player Development Advisor.Wedge has spent the last two years since being the Mariners manager working as an analyst at EPSN. While he been hired at the Player Development Advisor for the Blue...
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Mark Shapiro answers tough questions in first Blue Jays presser

Toronto Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro held his first press conference today and answered some burning questions regarding the state of the franchise. Here are the major takeaways. John Gibbons will be back Shapiro says John Gibbons will be back as #BlueJays manager. — Brendan Kennedy (@BKennedyStar) November 2, 2015 Gibbons was brought back to Toronto by Alex Anthopoulos...
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November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

David Price: I guess I have to prove I can pitch in postseason

After bouncing between the rotation and bullpen throughout the postseason, David Price will start for the Toronto Blue Jays in a win-or-go-home match-up with the Kansas City Royals in Game 6 of the ALCS. And given he has yet to notch a victory in seven postseason starts, Price understands the pressure is on him to finally show he’s capable of rising to the challenge in a high...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Gibbons defends resting Blue Jays starters against 'bozos' in 'fantasy land'

Taking on the Baltimore Orioles in a double header on Thursday, Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons elected to rest his starters, having clinched the AL East title on Wednesday night.The Jays are in the hunt for top record, and thus homefield advantage, in the American League, causing some to criticize Gibbons.Speaking to the media, the Blue Jays skipper defended the decision...
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October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays clinch playoff berth, end 22-year drought on technicality

The Toronto Blue Jays are headed to the playoffs for the first time in 22 years, but you might be able to find some guys on the team who don’t know it yet. The Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Friday and went into Saturday’s game with a magic number of one, or so it seemed.  But the schedules of a few other teams showed that Toronto already had punched its ticket to the...
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

John Gibbons Ejected After Controversial Red Sox-Blue Jays Play (Video)

This embed is invalid" /> A very strange play in the fifth inning Thursday ended with a runner cut down at the plate, a rally stymied and Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons ejected from the game. Devon Travis produced a one-out single into center field off Boston Red Sox starter Wade Miley with runners at first and second. Danny Valencia attempted to score...
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto is Hot, Boston is in Trouble

“We’re some kind of hot right now.” Those words were spoken by Toronto manager John Gibbons following today’s 13-5 shellacking of the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Truer words have rarely been spoken. The Blue Jays have won 11 straight, outscoring their opponents 88-44 in the process. The club currently boasts the best run differential […]
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Six Bold Predictions

Opening Day is just two days away, and thus it’s time for bold predictions about the Toronto Blue Jays’ 2015 season. Without further ado… 1. Dioner Navarro doesn’t get traded Dioner Navarro There are many reasons why Dioner Navarro shouldn’t be traded, and I predict that he won’t get dealt. Someone will get hurt, or the Jays will see the upside in having Navarro’s...
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Front Office, Part One: John Gibbons

John Gibbons absolutely deserves to be back in 2015 The most criticized figure that isn’t on the diamond, field, ice, or court is the coach or manager. They are always the first ones to be the scapegoat for a team’s failures or for the team’s success. In the case of the Toronto Blue Jays, their manager John Gibbons is no stranger to criticism. In the case of Gibbons who...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons Rips ‘Marked Man’ Jose Bautista For Ejection

It’s not often that a manager takes the umpire’s side in an argument involving one of his best players. However, that’s exactly what Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons did Sunday. Gibbons wasn’t very pleased when Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was ejected by home plate umpire Bill Welke in the sixth inning for arguing balls and strikes. Bautista, who took a borderline...
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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