(NEW YORK) — The Toronto Blue Jays have been one of the most disappointing teams in all of Major League Baseball this season, but manager John Gibbons will return to the team in 2014.
“I actually think, the in-game managing, he has done a great job,” Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos told MLB.com. “I think it’s so easy to pin results on one person. I think it’s convenient. I just don’t think blame falls on one person. There’s blame to share.”
While Toronto has scored the seventh-most runs in Major League Baseball this season so far, they’re 29th in team ERA. At 59-74 going into Wednesday, the team is last in the AL East despite massive expectations heading into the season.
During the offseason, the team acquired such players as Jose Reyes, R.A. Dickey, John Johnson, and Mark Buehrle. Those players, added to an already talented roster, set the bar very high.
This is Gibbons second stint as the Blue Jays manager. His previously managed the team from mid-2004 to mid-2008.
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