John Gibbons won’t pay the price for the Blue Jays’ disappointing season, general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Tuesday.
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Anthopoulos insisted that Gibbons will return as manager in 2014, even though the Blue Jays remain stuck in last place in the AL East with a 59-73 record.
Asked about the possibility of replacing Gibbons, Anthopoulos said ”there’s never been any thought on that respect at all.”
Touted as a World Series favorite this spring after remaking their roster with a slew of winter trades and free agent signings, the Blue Jays have slumped badly instead, struggling with a mix of injuries and poor performance.
Gibbons went 305-305 as Blue Jays manager between 2004 and 2008. He was rehired last November after John Farrell was traded to Boston.