All possibilities are finally working for Blue Jays

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (second from right) isn't getting a lot of calls for his head this...

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (second from right) isn't getting a lot of calls for his head this season. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:02 PM ET

In a private conversation last spring, away from the noise and all the expectations, John Gibbons was asked what he liked best about his Blue Jays team.

His answer: All the possibilities they have.

He talked excitedly about the rare combination of speed and power. He thought his team was slump-proof because of the diverse offence it had. He believed all that: Then everything collapsed around him, his reputation as a manager taking a beating in the interim.

That team Gibbons spoke about last spring is suddenly wowing the American League and maybe themselves. A one-sided sweep in Boston. A potential sweep against Oakland, with the best record in the AL.

One day it is Edwin Encarnacion or Jose Bautista putting on a show, the next it is Anthony Gose and Jose Reyes running their way to victory.

The starting pitching, 14th best in the AL a year ago, is now top-five. Suddenly, no one is screaming for Gibbons’ head.

This may not last but there is a feel t


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