Breaking: The Blue Jays will soon announce the coach who will succeed John Schneider. Bids validate….

Jul 15, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays interim manager John Schneider (21) before the start of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Blue Jays Could Be Managed by a Former Dodgers Manager This Season..

Don Mattingly Could Be an Option If Yankees' Manager Job Opens

This season, Major League Manager Don Mattingly of the Los Angeles Dodgers may take the helm once again. As of right now, Mattingly is the bench coach for the Toronto Blue Jays. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that Mattingly may take over as team manager.

“The Toronto Blue Jays are one of baseball’s most underachieving teams once again, sitting in last place, with manager John Schneider on the hot seat,” Nightengale said on Sunday. “If the Blue Jays continue to struggle, and Schneider is the scapegoat, his replacement is expected to be Don Mattingly.”

John Schneider, who is in his third season as manager, may be replaced by Mattingly.

Mattingly has spent two seasons with Toronto. The sixty-three-year-old is more of a “offensive coordinator” than a bench coach. In addition, Mattingly is in charge of the team’s video coordinator and hitting coaches.

From 2016 to 22, Mattingly served as the Miami Marlins’ manager. His seven seasons at 443-587 with only one postseason appearance made make his stint in South Beach lackluster.

Mattingly played with the Los Angeles Dodgers for five seasons before moving to Miami. Even though former owner Frank McCourt was frugal, his first two years behind the bench were difficult, even though he ended each season with above-.500 records. Mattingly led the Dodgers to three consecutive division victories during the following three years. Despite their best efforts, the Dodgers were unable to go past the division stage twice and to the World Series.

Dave Roberts, their personally chosen manager, seized Mattingly’s post one year after general manager Farhan Zaidi and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman took over. Mattingly had a 446-363 record and a.551 win percentage when he left Los Angeles.

The past American League MVP from 1985 provides a extensive background as a manager, coach, and player. With an 18-22 record and 8.5 games behind the leading Baltimore Orioles, the Blue Jays are currently last in the AL East.

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