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MLB: Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons Will Return in 2014
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MLB: Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons Will Return in 2014

Aug 27 2013, 7:48pm CDT | by

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons will return for the 2014 MLB season in spite of another sub-par showing from the team.

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons will be back for the 2014 MLB season.  This was confirmed by the Toronto Sun's Mike Rutsey, who quotes Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos as saying...

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MLB: Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons Will Return in 2014

Aug 27 2013, 7:48pm CDT | by

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Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons will return for the 2014 MLB season in spite of another sub-par showing from the team.

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons will be back for the 2014 MLB season. 

This was confirmed by the Toronto Sun's Mike Rutsey, who quotes Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos as saying there won't be any changes in terms of the team's manager. 

"No, there's no changes. John's our manager. I understand what the response is when you're not playing well as a team. Everyone wants a why, everyone wants a reason and changes normally come when players aren't playing well and teams aren't performing and things aren't going well. So I think that comes with the territory. So, I'm not surprised (at all the chatter) from that respect." 

He also made an assurance that Gibbons won't be fired. 

"Not, not at all. I think we can all get better, myself included. When we are where we are in the standings and the results are what they are, there clearly is a lot of room for improvement and clearly we're going to need to have some type of change (just not Gibbons)."

Toronto was looking to break a 20-year playoff drought with the acquisitions of Mark Buehrle, R.A. Dickey, Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes and Melky Cabrera. This was not to be the case as injuries and poor performance took their toll on the Blue Jays. 

Coming off a 2-8 road trip, they are 59-73 (.447) as of August 27 and are in last place in the American League East. Gibbons' record as Blue Jays manager from 2004-2008 was an even 305-305. He was rehired in November after John Farrell was named Boston Red Sox manager.  


 
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Blue Jays outright Kawasaki, Johnson, Kottaras

Oct 3 2014 1:23pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The Toronto Blue Jays got their off-season started Friday, officially removing three players from their 40-man roster. The Blue Jays announced that they outrighted infielder Munenori Kawasaki, first baseman Dan Johnson and catcher George Kottaras to triple-A Buffalo, but both Johnson and Kottaras elected free agency. Kawasaki’s contract allows him to hit free agency as well, but as GM Alex Anthopoulos explained on ...
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2 weeks ago

Blue Jays outright Kawasaki, Johnson, Kottaras

Oct 3 2014 1:23pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The Toronto Blue Jays got their off-season started Friday, officially removing three players from their 40-man roster. The Blue Jays announced that they outrighted infielder Munenori Kawasaki, first baseman Dan Johnson and catcher George Kottaras to triple-A Buffalo, but both Johnson and Kottaras elected free agency. Kawasaki’s contract allows him to hit free agency as well, but as GM Alex Anthopoulos explained on the final ...
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2 weeks ago

Blue Jays outright Kawasaki, Johnson, Kottaras

Oct 3 2014 1:23pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The Toronto Blue Jays got their off-season started Friday, officially removing three players from their 40-man roster. The Blue Jays announced that they outrighted infielder Munenori Kawasaki, first baseman Dan Johnson and catcher George Kottaras to triple-A Buffalo, but both Johnson and Kottaras elected free agency. Kawasaki’s contract allows him to hit free agency as well, but as GM Alex Anthopoulos explained on the final day of the regular season, the Blue Jays would l ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Blue Jays outright Kawasaki, Johnson, Kottaras

Oct 3 2014 1:23pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The Toronto Blue Jays got their off-season started Friday, officially removing three players from their 40-man roster. The Blue Jays announced that they outrighted infielder Munenori Kawasaki, first baseman Dan Johnson and catcher George Kottaras to triple-A Buffalo, but both Johnson and Kottaras elected free agency. Kawasaki’s contract allows him to hit free agency as well, but as GM Alex Anthopoulos explained on the final day of the regular sea ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Blue Jays outright Kawasaki, Johnson, Kottaras

Oct 3 2014 1:23pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The Toronto Blue Jays got their off-season started Friday, officially removing three players from their 40-man roster. The Blue Jays announced that they outrighted infielder Munenori Kawasaki, first baseman Dan Johnson and catcher George Kottaras to triple-A Buffalo, but both Johnson and Kottaras elected free agency. Kawasaki’s contract allows him to hit free agency as well, but as GM Alex Anthopoulos explained on ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Beeston: Blue Jays expect payroll to rise in 2015

Oct 3 2014 8:27am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Toronto Blue Jays president and CEO Paul Beeston expects the team’s payroll to rise in 2015. Beeston joined Jeff Blair on Sportsnet 590 The FAN Friday and said the team expects to spend more than $135-137 million on its roster. “You know it’s going higher next year,” Beeston said. Paul Beeston on The Jeff Blair Show He repeated that the Rogers ownership group has been “absolutely terrific” and said he can “flat out guarantee” that financial restrictions didn’t prevent the Bl ...
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Beeston: Blue Jays expect payroll to rise in 2015

Oct 3 2014 8:27am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Toronto Blue Jays president and CEO Paul Beeston expects the team’s payroll to rise in 2015. Beeston joined Jeff Blair on Sportsnet 590 The FAN Friday and said the team expects to spend more than $135-137 million on its roster. “You know it’s going higher next year,” Beeston said. Paul Beeston on The Jeff Blair Show He repeated that the Rogers ownership group has been “absolutely terrific” and sai ...
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2 weeks ago

Beeston: Blue Jays expect payroll to rise in 2015

Oct 3 2014 8:27am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Toronto Blue Jays president and CEO Paul Beeston expects the team’s payroll to rise in 2015. Beeston joined Jeff Blair on Sportsnet 590 The FAN Friday and said the team expects to spend more than $135-137 million on its roster. “You know it’s going higher next year,” Beeston said. Paul Beeston on The Jeff Blair Show He repeated that the Rogers ownership group has been “absolutely terrific” and said he ...
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3 weeks ago

Blue Jays end season with shutout loss to O’s

Sep 28 2014 2:45pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TORONTO — Blue Jays bats finished the season on a silent note Sunday as the playoff-bound Baltimore Orioles defeated Toronto 1-0 on the strength of a Jonathan Schoop home run. Miguel Gonzalez (10-9) and five other pitchers blanked Toronto on six hits as Baltimore (96-66) heads into the post-season on a winning note. The Orioles, who will face the Detroit Tigers next, had lost their last three and six of their last n ...
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3 weeks ago

Blue Jays end season with shutout loss to O’s

Sep 28 2014 2:45pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TORONTO — Blue Jays bats finished the season on a silent note Sunday as the playoff-bound Baltimore Orioles defeated Toronto 1-0 on the strength of a Jonathan Schoop home run. Miguel Gonzalez (10-9) and five other pitchers blanked Toronto on six hits as Baltimore (96-66) heads into the post-season on a winning note. The Orioles, who will face the Detroit Tigers next, had lost their last three and six of their ...
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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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