The Future is Yesterday

Sherman, set the Wayback Machine to 1993!

The Blue Jays have fired manager John Gibbons and hauled Cito Gaston out of cryogenic storage to replace him.

Don’t get me wrong, I think Gaston was a decent manager.  Frustrating to watch sometimes, as he had a penchant for letting struggling pitchers sit on the mound for far too long, chucking their way to oblivion.  But there are those two World Series wins, plus a pretty stellar team for a couple years previous to them, and that record is hard to argue with.

I’m not so sure Cito can pull off any magic right now, though.  His Blue Jays of 1989-1997 featured an awful lot of premium talent, acquired by way of Pat Gillick’s trading prowess.  Unless they are planning on ousting J.P. Ricciardi and then spending an awful lot of time on their farm system, I don’t see an astounding rise to championship grade any time soon.

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  1. Alan says:

    At least it is an acknowledgment that there was a time when the Jays did not suck.