In a pre-game interview with Mike Wilner on the Fan 590, Jeff Blair called it: John Gibbons will be fired by May 14.
"They're going to have to get off to a really hot start (for Gibbons to keep his job). One or two games under .500 isn't going to cut it," Blair said. (Paraphrasing, but that's pretty close.)
Cito vs Gibby
Watching Game 6 of the 1992 World Series last night, it struck us that the great and knighted Cito Gaston had a propensity to make some bone-headed decisions. Cito inserted Jimmy Key into the game in the 10th, but didn't bother with a double switch which would have moved Key further down the lineup and moving the more defensively sure John Olerud into the field. Instead, Key was inserted directly into the lineup, which meant that he had to lead off the next inning.
If Gibby pulled anything close to that in a meaningless game in April, the entire press box and Jays blogosphere would be in absolute paroxysms of rage for months afterwards.