Monday, October 11, 2010

A New Name

The Pirate beat writers are reporting that John Gibbons, the former Toronto manager and current KC bench coach, interviewed for the Pirate opening at skipper.

He was 305-305 with the Toronto Blue Jays. In his three full seasons (between 2005-07), he went 80-82, 87-75, and 83-79.; he was replaced by Cito Gaston in 2008.

Gibby is best known for his player confrontations with Dave Bush, Shea Hillenbrand, Ted Lilly and Frank Thomas.

-- John Perrotto of Baseball Prospectus writes that Cardinals third-base coach Jose Oquendo is also expected to be interviewed.


WilliamJPellas said...

Without doing some research, 'twould seem Gibbons is more of a drill sergeant. He's obviously not shy about confrontation, and if he was brave enough to go toe to toe with Frank Thomas, he definitely has guts. Or maybe just not a lot of brains. I dunno. What are you hearing, Ron?

Ron Ieraci said...

Not much, Wil. My guess is that they want Wedge, and the other guys are courtesy interviews. But that's all that is, a guess. The FO works in mysterious ways.