The Toronto Blue Jays have decided to bring back John Gibbons as manager. Gibbons is returning to the club where he served as manager from 2004-2008.
Blue Jays General manager,Alex Anthopoulos said he had no misgivings re-hiring Gibbons, “Things I’ve regretted the most have been decisions on what the optics might be, perception might be,” Anthopoulos said. “With Gibby the first reaction could be, ‘You know bring someone from past, he’s been here before. What’s the perception going to be?’
“I stopped myself. I’m in this chair to do what’s right. I”m not going to be swayed by what may be perceived as good or bad. If I’m going to be wrong, I’m going to be wrong doing what I believe in.”
Gibbons managed the San Antonio Missions, (The Padres AA ball team in San Antonio, TX) last season. He spent the three years prior to that as the bench coach for the Kansas City Royals. Gibbons has been looked at for various managerial jobs since 2008.