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JOHN GIBBONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

MLB's instant replay will be magnified in postseason

John Gibbons has a pretty standard rule for deciding when to discuss a bang-bang call with an umpire. ''We try to go out there anytime it's close,'' the Toronto manager says. Same way across the majors: There have been more than 1,000 reviews so far in this new era of expanded replay - nearly half resulting in a reversal - and it's only August. Now get ready...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was not happy with Jose Bautista getting himself ejected

The Toronto Blue Jays are making a final push to make it to the playoffs. So you know the pressure is probably very intense right now. Emotions and frustration boiled over after yesterday’s loss against the Tampa Bay Rays. In the sixth inning, Jose Bautista was ejected from the game for arguing about the strike zone. Well, this didn’t go over well with manager John Gibbons and...
Via No Guts, No Glory
24 days ago  |  Discuss

John Gibbons rips Jose Bautista for getting ejected in yesterday’s game

It’s not often you hear a manager mention the absence of one of his players who got ejected in his postgame comments. And when it does happen, it’s usually the manger standing up for his player. Following yesterday’s Blue Jays-Rays game, however, John Gibbons let Jose Bautista have it. Bautista was ejected in the sixth inning for arguing balls and strikes. Nolan Reimold took...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days 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

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

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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