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Blue Jays to fire John Gibbons at end of season

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Toronto Blue Jays will move on from manager John Gibbons at the end of the season, according to MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi. His second managerial tenure began in 2013.

The 56-year-old has guided the team to a 71-87 record this season. He only has a few games left as being the manager.

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is thrown out of a game against the New York Yankees

John Gibbons is thrown out by Jansen Visconti (Getty Images)

In 2017, the team had 76 wins, it’s the fewest amount of wins with Gibbons as a manager since the 2013 season. That campaign, he guided the team to a 74-win season.

He has spent 11 seasons as the Blue Jays manager. He has gone 791-787 for a .501 win percentage in 1,578 games. His average finish as a manager is 3.4.

During the 2015 and 2016 seasons, he guided the team to the playoffs. These were the only two times he took the team to the playoffs in those 11 seasons.

In 2015, Gibbons guided the team to a 5-6 playoff record. The following season, he guided the team to a 5-4 playoff record.

The Blue Jays will be one of several teams, who will be looking for a new manager next season. The Texas Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister on September 21st, 2018.

The Cincinnati Reds fired Bryan Price on April 19th. He was replaced by interim manager Jim Riggleman.

The St. Louis Cardinals fired manager Mike Matheny on July 14th. He was replaced on an interim basis by Mike Schildt, who then became the permanent manager on August 28th. He also received an extension through the 2020 season, as well.

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