John Gibbons will not return as Blue Jays' manager in 2019

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  1. Taro Tsujimoto

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    No surprise really. Gibby had a good run with the team but it's time to move on. Wedge would be a good replacement.
     
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    "Bring back John Farrell!" :sarcasm:

    I'm interested in seeing who they appoint as the next bench boss...hopefully not another retread. Get someone new in there.
     
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    Please hire Stubby Clapp. I just need more of a guy named Stubby Clapp in my life.
     
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    I think Gibby was probably a laid back, good guy and managed personalities well but he was pretty bad when it came to in game decisions. I don't really trust Shatkins to find a good replacement here though.
     
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    The only decision Gibby made the last three months was which end of the dugout to go take a nap in after he handed his lineup card to the umpire. Looked like a guy who knew he was getting fired and decided to do as little as possible until that day came.
     
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    Wedge is just another Shatkins hack who would be there as a yes man.
     
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    Think Vladdy Sr. wants to try his hand at managing?

    Imagine the reaction when his kid finally debuts, and his dad is right there to welcome him to the big leagues. :laugh:
     
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    "You see, you gotta swing at every pitch..."
     
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    wedge.... ugh
     
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    NO. You can’t have him.
     
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    Sure worked for him ;)
     
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    Ehhh... he’s blocked from a promotion in the Cardinals system now so if he gets offered an mlb managerial job he’s taking it. It’s a no brainer if it’s the Blue Jays seeing as he’s Canadian and all.
     
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    Stubby Clapp for manager and then he needs to hire Rusty Kuntz is one of his assistants.
     
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    They'll probably choose Wedge who is just a yes man for Shatkins and will do whatever they say.

    Such is the sad case of the franchise these days.

    The Sun had a good piece on Gibbons firing.

     
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    Only the Blue Jays could follow up a dope like John Gibbons with a complete moron like Eric Wedge.
     
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    Yeah, really want no part of Wedge. Of those names listed, Clapp and Sandy are the two that intrigue me the most. Clapp has proven his coaching ability in the minors and SAJr has an excellent understanding of the game. McDonald was a fan favourite here but I really have no other information to go off of and to me that shouldn't be the primary reason for bringing a guy in.
     
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    Clapp is also blocked from getting promoted due to the recent managerial changes in St. Louis. He'd probably by my choice. Wedge should be thrown in the trash with the Jim Rigglemans and Dusty Bakers of the world.

    Theoretically all you'd have to do is offer him the job and it's done.
     
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    I'm expecting Wedge to get the job because he used to manage the Indians.
     
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    Having watched him for years in Cleveland, I'd stay far away from Wedge.
     
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    Yeah. Plus with a name like Stubby Clapp we need to know more about him. ;)
     

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