Is it time for Blue Jays to fire John Gibbons?

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is on the hot seat with his club a long way from playoff contention...

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is on the hot seat with his club a long way from playoff contention thanks to poor starting pitching and several injuries. (REUTERS)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:30 PM ET

TORONTO - Dan Jennings, assistant general manager of the Miami Marlins, pulled his car over in front of his downtown Toronto hotel Monday afternoon and popped the trunk.

The bellman unloaded the bags, saw the Marlins logo on the tags and asked Jennings:

“You here to take back some of your players? Because you can have them.”

Completing his regular American League East scouting coverage at the Rogers Centre, Jennings said “man, I barely had my feet on the ground.”

The 12-player, Blue Jays-Marlins deal, widely praised in November was not the question of the day before the last-place Jays met the New York Yankees, with only Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle have been as advertised.

The question of the day was how secure is John Gibbons’ job as manager?

Vernon Wells has seen Blue Jays managers come and go.

He played for Jim Fregosi, Buck Martinez, Carlos Tosca, Gibbons and Cito Gaston.


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