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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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8 days ago  |  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...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays manager downplays scoreboard watching

Ahh September. It's that time of year where every game seems big, every game has playoff implications.Fans of teams in the hunt are all guilty of scoreboard watching, seeing if their competitors lost to gain a game in the standings.Apparently, the Toronto Blue Jays are guilty of peeking as well."I glance up there," manager John Gibbons admitted before Sunday's game via the Toronto...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Gibbons: Price has 'been just about perfect since we got him'

The Toronto Blue Jays took a huge risk in July in their trade for David Price - a guy they knew would likely be a rental player.So far, Price has looked like an ace for the team, pushing them towards their first playoff bid since 1993.To be a legitimate contender, according to manager John Gibbons, teams need an ace like Price.“He’s an ace. Very few teams have those guys,”...
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22 days ago  |  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

Gibbons: 'Something different' about the 2015 Blue Jays

"A few days in, I knew there was something different about this group," Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told "We knew we had the talent, but it's been a disappointing team the last couple of years even with the guys we brought in. But this had a much better feeling."Indeed after a disappointing 2014, the Blue Jays seem poised to go on a big run and finally make the...
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June 25, 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

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