The Toronto Blue Jays, Who Are Currently in a Playoff Spot, Have Fired Manager Charlie Montoyo

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The Toronto Blue Jays, Who Are Currently in a Playoff Spot, Have Fired Manager Charlie Montoyo

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At 46-42, I think you could characterize the Toronto Blue Jays as a “disappointment” so far this season. The AL East is absurdly competitive, which is a factor, but when you’ve got as much young talent as the Blue Jays do, and when you’ve made a number of significant financial commitments to boost the roster, there are certain expectations.

That said, the Blue Jays ARE in a playoff spot right now (the final Wild Card spot), so this is pretty darn wild:

I suppose the front office is looking for some kind of midseason kick, but it’s not like the Blue Jays have any real chance of coming back in the East (15.5 games behind the Yankees). So I guess this is about holding onto a Wild Card spot? And/or maybe there were existing issues there with Montoyo?

Just not something you see too often on a competitive team in mid-July.


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