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green24


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:21 am    Post subject: Blue Jays Rehire Manager John Gibbons Reply with quote

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While all indications were that the Blue Jays planned to bring in a retread as John Farrell’s replacement on the bench, who knew it’d again be one of their own? John Gibbons, who managed the team from 2003-08, will reclaim the job, the Toronto Sun reports.


Interesting hire. Not sure how he fits this new Toronto team.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must be really desperate on Gibbons part. Go back to the team that fired you only 4 years earlier
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, beat me to it.

Can you change title to:

Breaking: AA creates time machine, hire John Gibbons.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like this move. Its really ballsy by AA considering a lot of fairweather or casual fans wont understand why he did this. They will just remember the altercations with Ted lilly and shae hillenbrand.
He actually got that team to close to 500 and that was when the yanks and bosox were running train on the division.

People will point out hes very loyal to his veteran players, often times to a fault, however with all the talent we have acquired in the last week, im not sure thats a bad thing.

Gibby is a very good bullpen manager- something farrell had a tough time with last year, Gibby also actually looks at splits and does some very unconventional things with lineups, based on opposing pitchers.

Hes a no nonsense guy who with this group of very talented players I think will go along way to getting everyone focused and bring the team together. This will probably go a long way towards getting lawrie on track and the younger players (JPA, rasmus) as he will hold everyone accountable.

It likely means bruce walton will stay as our pitching coach, which is awesome.

Gibby needs to hire a coaching staff and most importantly I think a bench coach- im hoping someone who can speak spanish cause boomhauer, i mean gibbon can barely speak english to begin with
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BillsGuy82


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a problem with this.. Are we keeping Don Wakamatsu around as well ?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

managers normally choose their own bench coaches dont they?

that being said id be happy to have himback
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Initial reaction was, lolwut. Day later reaction, it was a sensible hire and although Gibby's press conferences were often a joke because he's hardly the most well-spoken manager around, he's a great baseball guy who knows the game and his team very well. Particularly in the bullpen, where we've had our struggles in recent memory but now have a solid stable of arms.

Anthopoulos has obvious ties and familiarity to Gibbons, as he was rising through the front office ranks when J.P. Ricciardi initially hired him in 2004. Alex and J.P. have always been very close, so I'd assume that would have played at least a very small part in the decision.

Gibbons was off the radar and coaching SD's double-A affiliate in San Antonio to be closer to his family, so I wouldn't say that's damning to his credibility.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which pitcher will he fight with in the dugout this time.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr. Philly wrote:
Which pitcher will he fight with in the dugout this time.


My $$ is on Buehrle, I'm liking the Gibbons hiring more and more.. Dude has swagger in the dugout.
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