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11-20-2012, 09:00 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Gibbons best offensive player was Vernon Wells IIRC. The Jays order looks pretty ridiculous right now.

Reyes
Melky
Bautista
Encadwin
Lind
Lawrie
Rasmus
Arencibia
Bonifacio

Looks pretty dangerous on paper anyway
Well lets take a look at 2006:

C: Molina/Zaun
1st: Overbay
2nd:Hill
3rd: Glaus*
SS:Adams
LF:Johnson
RF:Rios*
CF: Wells*
DH:Hillenbrand

Pitchers:
Halladay*
Burnett
Lilly
Marcum
Janssen/Chacin
Closer: Ryan*

*AL All Stars in 2006

It was this year that the Jays went on their most recent spending spree and acquired:
Burnett: The Big FA Pitcher & part of the Marlins big two with Dontrelle Willis
Ryan: The Big FA closer, 36 Saves and a all star in 2005
Glaus: Hit 37 HR the previous season Needed to fill in for the Missing power after Delgado left.
Molina: Platoon with Zaun
Overbay: NL Doubles Champ

He had a team with 5 All Stars and only could muster an 87 win season (mind you that is the best season we have had since 1993). Plus in the process he got into a fight with Lilly in the hallway leading to the dugout and Hillenbrand within a month of each other. When you also consider his feud with Dave Bush in 2005 and then again with Frank Thomas in 2008.

With that being said I wanted a manager with experience and we do need a manager who can be a disciplinarian/motivator in order to get under preforming player to produce. And while Gibbons can do this I fear he is going to only cause more trouble for us in the locker room. The last thing we need is a player like Escobar/Bautista/Reyes to have "This is a Ship Sinking" moment like Hillenbrand.

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