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Post#41 » by Trilogy » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:45 am

Should be Stubby Clapp based off name alone. Top tier level right there.
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A Canadian baseball folk hero ever since a bases-loaded single in the 11th inning beat the United States at the 1999 Pan American Games and propelled the national team to a surprise bronze, the 45-year-old was recently named Pacific Coast League manager of the year and has led triple-A Memphis in the St. Louis Cardinals system to consecutive titles.

Prior to that Clapp spent four years as a hitting coach in the Blue Jays farm system – 2013 and ’14 at single-A Dunedin and ’15 and ’16 at double-A New Hampshire – after five years of coaching in the Houston Astros system, two of them as manager at single-A Tri-City.

All that followed nine years of minor-league ball in the St. Louis, Atlanta and Toronto systems, two years of independent ball in Edmonton, 23 big-league games with the Cardinals in 2001, and appearances at the Pan Am Games, Olympics and World Baseball Classic with Canada.

Along the way, those varied experiences allowed Clapp to craft his own style at the helm centred around "patience and character management."

"The in-game stuff, that comes with the territory, you’ve done it so much as a player that eventually when you start looking at it the right way it translates into what to do as the manager, or how to direct the players," says Clapp. "I like letting the guys play. I don’t like to micromanage every move they make, I like to see their creativity and let them be themselves on the field."

"That was always the way Ernie Whitt managed us (on the Canadian national team). He let us play and he let us explore ideas and explore different things we could possibly do in the game to create runs, stop runs and stuff like that. In that aspect, I encourage the players to play and show why they’re here and show their talents."
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The fact that he speaks Spanish also wouldn’t hurt. The native of San Juan managed the Puerto Rico team at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. He also has some front office experience previously having worked as a special assistant to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.

For obvious competitive reasons, Atkins was reluctant to comment on specific candidates the team has contacted. In a phone interview Sunday afternoon, however, he said he was impressed with how the search process is unfolding.

“We are confident we are going to end up with a leader we are excited about,” Atkins said.

Once the decision was made to part ways with Gibbons, the Jays outlined a game plan for the next manager. The initial plan was to start with a field of 10 or more candidates with phone interviews and narrowing that down to five or so for in-person sessions.

Atkins acknowledged that circumstances – such as a candidate in hot command – could expedite the process.
Others believed to be on the list include Canadian Stubby Clapp – who has earned rave reviews in the St. Louis Cardinals organization and Cleveland third-base coach Sandy Alomar Jr.
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Re: Heyman: Blue Jays and John Gibbons ready to part ways after season 

Post#45 » by Schad » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:46 am

Trilogy wrote:Should be Stubby Clapp based off name alone. Top tier level right there.


To take it up to 80 grade, Stubby isn't just his nickname. It's a family nickname: his daddy was Stubby, his grandpappy was Stubby, and his son is Stubby IV.
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Re: Heyman: Blue Jays and John Gibbons ready to part ways after season 

Post#46 » by I_Like_Dirt » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:44 pm

Schad wrote:To take it up to 80 grade, Stubby isn't just his nickname. It's a family nickname: his daddy was Stubby, his grandpappy was Stubby, and his son is Stubby IV.


Dude is 5'6". It's almost like there might be a reason for that repeated nickname. If I had to bet, I'd go with "kids are jerks."
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Re: Heyman: Blue Jays and John Gibbons ready to part ways after season 

Post#47 » by dagger » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:02 pm

Jays down to five managerial candidates?

https://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-believed-five-candidates-new-manager/


The identity of the finalists couldn’t be confirmed, although according to multiple industry sources, Joe Espada (the Houston Astros bench coach), David Bell (the San Francisco Giants’ farm director), Rocco Baldelli (the Tampa Bay Rays’ major-league field co-ordinator), and Brandon Hyde (the Chicago Cubs’ bench coach), are believed to be among them.
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Post#48 » by Al_Oliver » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:21 pm

dagger wrote:Jays down to five managerial candidates?

https://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-believed-five-candidates-new-manager/


The identity of the finalists couldn’t be confirmed, although according to multiple industry sources, Joe Espada (the Houston Astros bench coach), David Bell (the San Francisco Giants’ farm director), Rocco Baldelli (the Tampa Bay Rays’ major-league field co-ordinator), and Brandon Hyde (the Chicago Cubs’ bench coach), are believed to be among them.


As long as Farrell or Wedge aren't the 5th one that's a decent list
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Post#49 » by dagger » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:17 pm

Another national scribe indicated Sam Fund was interviewed and made a good impression - but then another national scribe (Crasnick, I believe) said Fuld subsequently withdrew his application.
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Post#50 » by polo007 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:32 pm

dagger wrote:Another national scribe indicated Sam Fund was interviewed and made a good impression - but then another national scribe (Crasnick, I believe) said Fuld subsequently withdrew his application.

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Post#52 » by Lateral Quicks » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:45 am

I wonder why Fuld withdrew his name from consideration.
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