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Postby Coppermine » Mon May 14, 2007 6:04 pm

Wow, that Blue Jays management is so honest and forthcoming with the fans :-°
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Postby JTWood » Mon May 14, 2007 6:21 pm

jbauer2485 wrote:John Gibbons should not have a job right now.

And Aaron Hill should not be batting lead off.

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Postby chadlincoln » Mon May 14, 2007 7:05 pm

Nice to see Rios hitting lead off again tonight.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Mon May 14, 2007 7:48 pm

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Has anybody ever seen a situation this puzzling in terms of a manger's decision making?


Yes? Have you been following the Royals lately? :-°


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Postby jake_harv88 » Mon May 14, 2007 8:03 pm

Yeah gibbons is an odd character. Hes one of the many managers in the mlb who blantantly do a poor job managing yet still maintains their job. Charlie Manuel also falls into this category. Unfortunately gibbons will probably be given a free pass despite what he does because the GM seems to love/act the same way gibbons does. And the blue jays have been hit the hardest with injuries so far and the organization will probably chalk their lack of success up to that and not mis-management...
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Postby Yoda » Mon May 14, 2007 8:05 pm

Maybe he's got naked pics of Ricciardi.
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Postby JTWood » Mon May 14, 2007 8:58 pm

Yoda wrote:Maybe he's got naked pics of Ricciardi.

http://www.nakedricciardiparts.gov?
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Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Mon May 14, 2007 10:36 pm

I dont have a problem with Gibbons doing this at all. Guys should get benched in the major leagues more, not less. If he thought that a good punishment for Rios after an altercation in the clubhouse was a bencing, then so be it. Maybe it iteaches him a lesson.

Is Gibbons a good manager? I don't think so (but I also don't know the ins and outs of that clubhouse), but was this particular move bad? I don't believe so either... in fact, if anything the Jays "lying" benefits the team.
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Mon May 14, 2007 10:44 pm

Gibbons isn't a good manager, simple as that. He will be unemployed my year's end.
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Postby JakeTrain72 » Tue May 15, 2007 1:18 pm

Now I may be giving him too much credit here, but it is possible that Gibbons really hates his job right now. When you want out of a terrible situation, you do things that make you look stupid and force the GMs hand.

Now most people would just suck it up or resign, but Gibbons isn't most people. So he figures he'll make unfavorable decisions to help open the emergency exit out of Toronto.

What about another possibility...was there a possible trade in the works that night to send Rios elsewhere and Gibbons was told not to play him at all that night??? :-?
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