Considerably less than 6 months since he stepped away from the Blue Jays dugout, former manager John Gibbons looks back again fondly on his time. However, he just isn’t preparing on speeding back again at any time before long.
“I have talked to a number of groups, some old buddies of mine out there that are running groups,” Gibbons mentioned for the duration of an appearance on Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s, “The Jeff Blair Display”. “I’m likely to acquire the yr off. To be sincere with you I assume I could use that, a prospect to re-energize.
“I would really like to keep in [baseball], I would really like to regulate yet again. If that takes place great. If not, I would really like to do anything [in the game], I nevertheless assume I have anything to supply, but that’ll in all probability occur up coming yr.”
Gibbons, 56, compiled a report of 793-789 for the duration of a blended 11 seasons, and two stints, as manager of the Blue Jays. He led the team to consecutive appearances in the American League Championship Sequence in 2015 and 2016.
“I search back again with great reminiscences, a lot of ups-and-downs,” Gibbons reminisced. “I was there for the duration of some true tough moments. I was in this article really in the resurgence, it took a extensive time but we last but not least obtained there.
“Typically I’m a good dude and I will acquire some great reminiscences from this location, but it was time to [move on]. It was time for the [Blue Jays] to find their own [manager].”
Toronto and Gibbons mutually determined to part ways following two consecutive dropping seasons. His deal with Toronto expires following 2019 therefore, he will be paid this period.
The Blue Jays are back again in action later on this month with pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Coaching on Feb. 14. The 1st total observe will acquire location on Feb. 18.