Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wrote in his Sunday notes column that “talk is strong” around the baseball world that Joe Torre might want to manage again. But it seems really doubtful to happen.
According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the 72-year-old Torre said Sunday afternoon that he is enjoying his current gig in the commissioner’s office and has no desire to return to the dugout. “I don’t know where that came from,” said Torre. “Certainly not my camp.”
So we can put that rumor to rest before it gains any sort of steam.
Torre had a 2326-1997 career record in stints with the Mets, Braves, Cardinals, Yankees and Dodgers.
Sportsnet reports that the Blue Jays will announce today that manager John Gibbons will not return for the 2019 season.
This is not a huge secret, as Ken Rosenthal reported that the team will not be asking Gibbons to return over a month ago. Today, however, it will become official.
Gibbons, who is still under contract through the end of next season and who is subject to a team option for 2020, is in his second stint as the Jays’ manager. His first term went from 2004 through the middle of the 2008 season. He was rehired before the 2013 season. At the moment Toronto holds a 71-87 record, which puts them a whopping 35 and a half games behind the Boston Red Sox in the AL East.
The club is poised for a rebuild. And, they have decided, they will do it without John Gibbons at the helm.