Apologies for the commenters who I’m about to kinda call out for their geniune curiosity about shit, but holy fuck, the season has gone badly, but let’s maybe not lose the damn plot too hopelessly here, eh?
Below is a tweet from Marty York. That’s all you need to know to understand that it’s bullshit, but let’s proceed anyway…
Sources: Alex Anthopolous will be out as #Jays GM at season’s end! He got bosses’ go-ahead to bring in players, Gibbons but never adjusted.
— Marty York (@MartyYork) August 2, 2013
York has pretend credibility, because like the broken clock he is, one time in 2008 said that John Gibbons would be fired and replaced by Cito Gaston, and lo and behold, a month later it actually happened.
But he also had John Gibbons being fired in April of this year, and a whole lot of other bogus scoops that I can’t be bothered to wade through the sewage that is his Twitter feed to dig up. It must be noted that commenter “CG” notes that, while still making the mistake of not calling this absolute rubbish:
CG says: 08.02.13 @ 11:00 AM EDT
So Marty York (who for context had “sources” saying Gibby was going to be canned every day from about April 20 to now) says AA will be gone at season’s end. Could the lack of activity at the deadline be a signal that Rogers wants a new GM to handle the tear-down and rebuild? I think they did the same with JPR during his last year.
Commenter “Famous Amazing Guy” continues the mistake, by actually taking the suggestion seriously– while also, to his credit, noting that it’s reading too much into it:
They did do the same thing with JPR.I would say that too much is being read into that, but they also did not sign the 1st round pick, just like the the last time around.
It’s roll over of the pick and the money saved that has me concerned that there is some truth to this.
People, caveats or no, um… holy fuck.
Rogers and Paul Beeston have way too much invested in Anthopoulos to write him off as a failure now, after one bad season [Note to clowns trying to point to the record of previous versions of the Jays: pretty sure that ownership understands the club wasn't in win-mode in those seasons, even if you don't].
You honestly think they’re going to send the horrible message that things are completely broken and need to be started again, rather than the far, far more sensible and realistic one, that despite a season gone horribly awry, a very strong core of players is in place and not nearly as many holes exist as the results have made it seem?
You really think that the Jays’ lack of trade deadline activity– which mirrors the lack of deadline activity around the league– is any kind of signal?
You honestly believe that the fact that the club didn’t sign their first-rounder– which they also failed to do two years ago with Beede (which they have a perfectly cromulent explanation for), and which they did do in Ricciardi’s last year (Chad Jenkins signed, supplemental round pick James Paxton didn’t)– means anything???
Don’t let Marty York’s nonsense disrupt your connection to reality, please and thanks. I mean… holy fuck.