The Blue Jays have locked up John Schneider as their manager through 2026

Oct 22, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays finally took the interim tag off of John Schneider.

Don’t think about Kevin Gausman being taken out of the game with two outs in the sixth inning. Think about how much of a mess the Blue Jays were when Charlie Montoya was fired. One wrong decision in one postseason game when you’re a rookie interim manager isn’t a permanent stain. John Schneider deserves this opportunity.

An 8-1 collapse in an elimination game will make people forget the electricity the city of Toronto felt before the postseason. After a rocky July and a schizophrenic August, the Blue Jays were the best team in baseball in September.

Imagine what Schneider will be able to accomplish if Ross Atkins cares about the Blue Jays roster. Try to envision how dominant Toronto can be next season if Blue Jays’ senior management addresses the bullpen. Schneider got the best out of the Jays. He worked with what he had and brought Toronto to the playoffs.

I’m thrilled for Schneider. He worked his way up the organization, and he now has the security he needs to manage the Blue Jays with confidence. I love this move, and it was well deserved.



Contributing Writers

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