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Fingers should be pointed at Jays' Gibbons for failing to adapt
By STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency


Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has done much to get his team prepared, or adapt during the first month of the season. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/Toronto Sun)


John Gibbons can’t hit, can’t field, can’t pitch for the Blue Jays and yet ultimately the team on the field is his responsibility.

If they weren’t ready to start the season — and they certainly didn’t seem prepared — that has to be on him. If a month later, they’re no better, then that’s somewhat reflective of his ability to affect change.

The slow start of the Blue Jays is now officially a disaster. They are being laughed at around the American League. Everyone’s having a good chuckle at their expense.

They finally spent money and are turning out to be Rogers’ greatest disaster since trying to sneak specialty channels on unknowing consumers back in 1995. But there seems no solution to the ball club. Starting pitching is dreadful. Hitting is worse. Defence is dubious. There is no one thing to fix and Gibbons may eventually pay the price for hope coming off its hinges.








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