It is pretty interesting to read what arguably Toronto’s best and quietest athlete has to say about his team and their new (old) manager Cito Gaston:
“Cito’s brought in a new hitting approach,” says Halladay. “Is there a certain team approach we kind of take on where we’re playing series this way, or games this way? I just don’t think we have … an identity and that’s something I think Cito is bringing. I feel like there’s more of an emphasis on winning and progressing that’s better.
“There’s just those little things as to how you’re going to go about it, and maybe that’s what we need, to have a little bit of a better direction of where we’re going and what we need to do.”
You know Roy is not intentionally taking a shot at John Gibbons, but the implications of what he is saying in the positive about Cito are impossible to ignore. One has to wonder how these comments effect the persona of the GM, J.P. Ricciardi. Gibbons was clearly J.P’s guy, some even think he was a puppet for J.P., nothing more then an extension…
Either way, the second half of the season opens up tomorrow night at Ted’s Place and it is nice to see some renewed excitement and interest in the Jays. Here’s hoping they go on a tear!
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