Jays Roundup - Well it's all right, riding around in the breeze

Friday, October 01 2004 @ 07:50 AM EDT

Contributed by: Pepper Moffatt

Well it's all right, if you live the life you please
Well it's all right, doing the best you can
Well it's all right, as long as you lend a hand

Orioles 9 - Jays 4


  1. Recaps:

  2. Fordin Notes on Gustavo Chacin and manager John Gibbons:

      Trust your feelings.

      That was the popular sentiment that emerged from the third-base dugout at Camden Yards on Thursday night, in the hours before Toronto's series finale against Baltimore.

      No, it wasn't a Dr. Phil telethon -- it was a manager talking about his future and his current state of mind. John Gibbons, Toronto's interim manager, said he's still not sure what will happen next season.

  3. For more details on the Jays managerial position, be sure to read Mike Ganter's "Gibbons feels hopeful":

      John Gibbons hasn't been told anything officially yet, but he's quietly confident he'll be back to manage the Blue Jays next year without the interim tag in front of his name.

      Gibbons, who took over from Carlos Tosca when the previous Jays manager was relieved of his duties Aug. 8 in New York, took an 18-28 record into play last night.

  4. In "Gibbons expected to stay on" Larry Millson adds his two cents:

      After this sorry season is finished for the Toronto Blue Jays, it is expected that the "interim" will be dropped from John Gibbons's title and he will be the team's manager in 2005.

      Fortunately for his future, the results of the past week won't influence the decision.

  5. Ganter Notes on Carlos Delgado:

      With potentially just three games left in the Blue Jays portion of Carlos Delgado's career, the questions of what kind of sendoff the Jays all-time leader in homers, RBIs, and games played will receive this weekend in the final homestand was on the minds of many. Interim manager John Gibbons was asked if he would consider taking Delgado out midway through an inning Sunday to allow the fans to show their appreciation. "Actually I'd like to see him get 100 RBIs," Gibbons said. "What does he need now, six?"

  6. Following an article yesterday in the Sun, Steve Simmons of the Star asks "Jays headed way of Expos?":

      Godfrey is too close to his job and his players and the daily baseball activity at the SkyDome to fully comprehend the severity of the Blue Jays plight. This is, forget the numbers, the lowest point in their 27-year-history.

      Even Carlos Delgado's status and the possibility of a new manager being named can't muster much conversation -- and worse, emotion -- anymore. It is that dry and that desperate.

      "When the season started, there was more buzz," Godfrey said. "The buzz went silent when the team didn't perform. This was a season if it could go wrong, it went wrong. How do we get people back? You have to play games that matter in September. We have to do that."

  7. In "Few bucks ... no glory" Allan Ryan of the Star discusses the Jays payroll:

      J.P. Ricciardi says it might be impossible for the Blue Jays to win a World Series with their current payroll.

      In a wide-ranging interview done as his third season as the team's general manager winds down, Ricciardi said he's humbled by his team's struggles this year, but still confident in his plan.

      He's just not sure a championship is in the cards.

    There's a lot of good stuff in this article, so you'll want to check it out.

  8. Tonight's 7:05PM EST start at the Dome: RHP Orlando Hernandez (8-1, 2.87 ERA) vs. RHP Dave Bush (4-4, 4.06 ERA). As always, more information in the game preview.