It doesn’t take a genius to look at the mess the Blue Jays are in and find what could be be a contributing trend. They hire inexperienced managers who don’t go on to manage ever again.
Take a look at the list below, those who managed the Jays at least for a significant amount of games. It’s not overly impressive.
12 real managers, including 2 stints of Cito.
2 managed pro teams before their stint as Jays boss (not including Cito in round 2) Cox and Fergosi
2 have managed pro teams after leaving the Jays (not including Farrell in that he hasn’t managed the Red Sox yet). Cox and Williams.
Not to open this up again, but Cito Gaston won 2 world series and didn’t get another job until the Jays were desperate to hire him again!
You look at the track record below and it’s no wonder they are where they are.
Yes, this is a VERY important hire. History suggests we shouldn’t be overly enthused with their ability to make the right choice.
Oh, and say this about Farrell, unlike most of the other guys, at least someone wanted him after his stint in Toronto!
With all due respect to those who cover the sport formerly known as hockey, I didn’t hear or see one compelling thing to comment on today. October 25th and no one has anything to write or say. Thanks Commissioner Bettman, Mr. Fehr.
The difference between life here in the USA and back home; when I talk to my friends here who follow hockey, they are pissed but they have taken action, they’ve spent their entertainment dollars elsewhere. More NFL, more college, more soccer. They wont make the trips to rinks if they play this year and they won’t be buying the Center Ice package. Why? Money is tight and they spent it already.
Man, it certainly is quiet around the Toronto Raptors these days isn’t it?
Not to pick on the guy, but check out Damian Goddard’s twitter profile and you’ll have a good laugh. I don’t know if I though I had been fired for a “political view” I don’t think I would be parading (pun intended) that issue everywhere I possible could. You see him on these commercials here and you think he was a real star.
Lastly, not sure if you’ve tuned in lately, but Jeff Sammut has turned into a decent talent on the Fan 590. Who would have guessed that the guy who started off doing voice overs on the morning show could hold is own but he has. All that late night airtime experience has proven valuable.
Blue Jays Managers
Roy Hartsfield- Managed Blue Jays and that’s it.
Bobby Mattick- Managed Blue Jays and that’s it.
Bobby Cox- Managed the Atlanta Braves, the Blue Jays and back to the Braves
Jimy Williams- Managed the Blue Jays, The Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros
Cito Gaston- Managed the Blue Jays- and that’s it
Tim Johnson- Managed the Blue Jays – and that’s it.
Jim Fergosi- Managed the Angels, The White Sox, Phillies, the Blue Jays and that’s it.
Buck Martinez- Managed the Blue Jays and that’s it.
Carlos Tosca- Managed the Blue Jays and that’s it.
John Gibbons – Managed the Blue Jays and that’s it.
John Farrell- Managed the Blue Jays and now the Boston Red Sox.