• The Next Blue Jays Manager

    Posted by on November 19th, 2012 · Comments (10)

    I know it’s only been 4 weeks since the Toronto Blue Jays let John Farrell go to Boston.  But, it seems like it’s been a lot longer than that…

    When will they hire a new Jays skipper?  And, who will it be?

    Don Wakamatsu? Jim Tracy? Manny Acta? Jim Riggleman? Mike Hargrove? Sandy Alomar Jr.? Tim Wallach? Someone else?

    Comments on The Next Blue Jays Manager

    1. MJ Recanati
      November 19th, 2012 | 2:47 pm

      No clue what they’re waiting for. Also no clue why retreads like Tracy or Riggleman would be on the candidate list? At some point isn’t it time to just cut the cord with guys that get passed around the majors like an STD? And for the Jays, who are trying to be so forward-thinking, it’s odd to see them considering some of these names.

    2. November 19th, 2012 | 4:28 pm

      Amen on the retreads.

      It’s so sad that some guys in the minors don’t get consideration after putting in so much time there.

      Granted, there are some Stump Merrills that should not be managing in the bigs. But, I am sure there are some future Joe Maddons down there waiting to happen too.

    3. MJ Recanati
      November 19th, 2012 | 4:49 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Granted, there are some Stump Merrills that should not be managing in the bigs. But, I am sure there are some future Joe Maddons down there waiting to happen too.

      No doubt about it.

    4. Raf
      November 20th, 2012 | 1:39 am

      I saw on MLBN where Leiter and Plesac were talking about Paul Molitor. I think Willie Randolph should get another shot somewhere.

      Overall, I’d agree that more “company guys” should get a shot. Maddon was a bench coach for a while with the Angels, before landing with the Rays.

    5. BOHAN
      November 20th, 2012 | 7:11 am

      Looks like their going with former Jays manager John Gibbons. Supposed to announce it today sometime.

    6. November 20th, 2012 | 8:03 am

      I don’t think anyone saw Gibbons coming…

      Interesting hire. You don’t see a move like this happening everyday.

    7. MJ Recanati
      November 20th, 2012 | 10:17 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      I don’t think anyone saw Gibbons coming…Interesting hire. You don’t see a move like this happening everyday.

      “Interesting hire” is one way of putting it. Why hire a guy you fired just a few years ago? Seems pointless to tread on the same tire a second time.

      And, yes, I understand that I’m a fan of the Yankees and they made a habit of hiring and firing the same few guys over and over. It was stupid of them too.

    8. Raf
      November 20th, 2012 | 7:30 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      I don’t think anyone saw Gibbons coming…

      I certainly didn’t…

      Speaking of not seeing things coming, did anyone check out the WBC qualifier last night? Brasil beat Panama. Not that it was a particularly well played game, but it was nice to see that MLB is starting to mine other places for talent than the usual suspects in Latin America.

      Ramiro Mendoza pitched last night. Still as skinny as ever, but he has a paunch now.

    9. 77yankees
      November 20th, 2012 | 11:31 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      Why hire a guy you fired just a few years ago? Seems pointless to tread on the same tire a second time.

      Weird – not like Gibbons went somewhere else & won a championship.

      Raf wrote:

      Ramiro Mendoza pitched last night. Still as skinny as ever, but he has a paunch now.

      Not everybody is Louisiana Lightning, who looks like he could still outrace 3/4 of the team, and get lefties out today.

    10. MJ Recanati
      November 21st, 2012 | 10:05 am

      77yankees wrote:

      Weird – not like Gibbons went somewhere else & won a championship.

      Exactly. What about his work at Double-A the past few years convinced Toronto that they messed up the first time and just had to have their ex-manager back for a second go?

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