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The Mutiny of Cito Gaston

Postby mweir145 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:51 pm

The Jays may be failures (or unlucky, depending on your perspective :-b ) on the field, but you can't deny that there isn't some drama every year in this organization.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/b ... le1309575/


His answers were short and succinct but what Vernon Wells had to say spoke volumes about the serious chasm that exists in the Toronto Blue Jays clubhouse between the players and manager Cito Gaston.

Asked before Friday night’s game in Baltimore against the Orioles if the climate in the clubhouse has ever been this bad in his 11 seasons with the organization, Toronto’s highest paid player said it hadn’t.

Asked if it would be difficult to play under Gaston again next season, Wells responded: “I can’t answer that question.”

Paul Beeston, Toronto’s interim president, will enter this poisoned atmosphere on Saturday night and address the players personally in Baltimore.

It has been a tradition of the organization for the president to meet with the team just prior to the end of the season. Toronto will play its final game of the year in Baltimore on Sunday.

“I don’t know what I’m going to say yet,” Beeston said Friday during a telephone interview from his Toronto office.

The organization is reeling after Blue Jays players painted the picture of a dysfunctional Blue Jays clubhouse and laid the blame squarely on the shoulders of Gaston.

“I’ve been told there’s an extreme negative feeling and anger in that locker room among the players,” one team insider told the Globe and Mail on Friday.

“It’s extremely widespread, it’s pretty much everybody,” added another source. “It’s team wide.”


I can't say I'm that surprised having watched Cito manage all year. He's completely out of touch with the reality of 2009 baseball.
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Re: The Mutiny of Cito Gaston

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:54 pm

cuz he doesn't know how to double switch? :-B :-D
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Re: The Mutiny of Cito Gaston

Postby KCollins1304 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:07 pm

The climate probably wouldn't be so bad if Vernon Wells didn't blow so hard.
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Re: The Mutiny of Cito Gaston

Postby AussieDodger » Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:37 am

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Re: The Mutiny of Cito Gaston

Postby mweir145 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:50 am

KCollins1304 wrote:The climate probably wouldn't be so bad if Vernon Wells didn't blow so hard.

I think he's actually one of the players leading this.

Hill: "I think any relationship is salvageable, but on both sides there's got to be a little give and take."
Wells: "It’s not about bashing anybody. It’s about issues we’re having as an organization."
Wells: "I think there’s been communication issues with some guys. I think there’s been different issues with different guys."
Cito: "I'd really like to know what I need to change. That would be interesting, I'd like to hear it myself."
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Re: The Mutiny of Cito Gaston

Postby GiantsFan14 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:36 am

BitterDodgerFan wrote:cuz he doesn't know how to double switch? :-B :-D


i'm sure bochy could give him some pointers on it as he does it about 3 times a game.

i wish the giants would mutiny :,-(
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