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Blue Jays Fire Manager Charlie Montoyo

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The Toronto Blue Jays have made a big change to the teams structure. The Blue Jays announce Charlie Montoyo has been fired and current bench coach John Schneider has been named interim manager through the end of the 2022 season. Casey Candaele has been promoted has interim bench coach for the remainder of the season. 

Charlie Montoyo has been under fire regularly as the 2022 MLB season has progressed. The Blue Jays have fell off their pace they began the season with and there has been very little action taken to change the situation. Toronto has fallen to fourth in the American League East division following a rough stretch going 2-8 in their last ten games. 

Missing Expectations

The Blue Jays has struggled with consistency from the bullpen and relievers, not to mention a starting pitching rotation that has turned into a three man rotation as of late, due to injury and slow starts. The Blue Jays front office has identified the team needs a change and new direction before the ship sinks.

Charlie Montoyo became the Blue Jays manager in 2019, he managed the team to a 67-95 record that season. In 2020 amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and a shortened season Charlie Montoyo and the Blue Jays made it above .500 with a 32-28 overall record. Ring in the 2021 season and the Blue Jays began to emerge as a team ready to take the next step, Toronto finished 2021 with a 91-71 record. 

That rings in 2022, the Blue Jays broke out of the gates looking like a team that was ready to make a charge for the postseason. As of June, the Blue Jays have struggled and began to fall in the MLB standings, currently sitting four games above .500 with a 46-42 overall record. 

The now former Toronto Blue Jays manager currently holds a career overall record of 236 wins – 236 losses in his 4 years as a manager. The Blue Jays have half a season left in 2022 and have a ton of work ahead of them if they intend on making it into the postseason. Blue Jays will need to make the turnaround quickly if they want a shot, the Yankees are dominating, Toronto is losing ground.

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