TORONTO BLUE JAYS MANAGER, JOHN GIBBONS: HOW HOT IS HIS SEAT?
JANUARY 1 HAS PASSED AND THAT USED TO MEAN ANOTHER YEAR FOR TORONTO BLUE JAYS MANAGER, JOHN GIBBONS. NOW, EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT.
Over the last few seasons, we’d be watching semi-closely as the calendar flipped to a new year. Doing so would trigger a clause in the contract of Toronto Blue Jays manager, John Gibbons. In a stroke of genius, Gibby, would be rewarded for not being fired. If he were still employed by the club on Jan 1, an extra year would be added to his contract, giving him 2 more years of pay.
Under new management, that clause has been removed from his deal. The removal of that clause would see him get a small raise to make up for the lack of security. And, before anyone could blame Mark Shapiro for this, Gibby told everyone that it was something he approached former GM, Alex Anthopoulos about. It is easy to see why the new deal would benefit both parties. For Gibby, it allows him to pursue other options should he feel the need; he is not locked in to staying with Toronto year after year. For the club, it also allows them to shift gears should they feel the need…
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