September 24, 2018 at 7:21 pm #70551September 25, 2018 at 2:36 pm #70706gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
It would be nice to have Clapp on the St. Louis staff next year in some capacity but it wouldn’t surprise me to see him land in Toronto. They will have a managerial opening very soon.
He might get consideration in Texas too.September 25, 2018 at 3:10 pm #70710
According to this Toronto Star article, Clapp is among nine candidates they identified, if the Toronto job opens up.September 25, 2018 at 4:16 pm #70715CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
Link wouldn’t open. Is this a possibility based on real reporting or some guy just spit balling because Clapp is Canadian?September 25, 2018 at 4:28 pm #70717
The link works fine for me. Richard Griffin has been the Toronto Star’s baseball columnist since 1995. Whether he has any inside insight to the managerial hiring process, I don’t know. After all, there isn’t even an opening yet, but the article seemed well-written to me. I don’t post garbage here. Hoping you have a better day!September 26, 2018 at 9:35 am #70855gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
I don’t think Clapp’s nationality is the reason the Jays are interested. He used to work in their farm system so they know him and he has recently proven to be one of the top managers in all of the minor leagues. The fact that he is Canadian might be a little bonus for the Blue Jay marketing department but I doubt it is the main reason they are looking at him.September 26, 2018 at 9:47 am #70859
Skeptics can decide for yourselves if Nightengale is credible.
The #Bluejays are making official what the baseball world has known all summer: John Gibbons will not return as manager. Eric Wedge and Stubby Clapp are two strong potential candidates
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) September 26, 2018September 28, 2018 at 10:50 pm #71231
Outgoing Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons endorses Stubby Clapp as his replacement. “You know what they should do? They should hire Stubby Clapp. He’s Canadian. He can handle young players. And he knows the system,” said Gibbons. https://t.co/IxKyNGmL56 pic.twitter.com/32SOPdNp8j
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) September 29, 2018September 29, 2018 at 9:15 am #7124914NyquisTParticipantPaid - Annual
Clapp should have been our manager in ’19. Naturally the FO screwed up and signed on Shildt. Where’s all that managerial magic now????October 4, 2018 at 9:38 am #71715
A reminder why the Toronto job is not a slam dunk for Clapp. Notice David Bell among the candidates.
Among names #BlueJays likely to consider for MGR, per sources: Eric Wedge, John McDonald, Stubby Clapp, David Bell, Sandy Alomar Jr. All but Clapp have ties to Shapiro-Atkins from CLE. Wedge in Jays’ org since ‘16. McDonald played for TOR ‘06-‘11; Clapp is native of Windsor, Ont.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 4, 2018October 13, 2018 at 9:13 am #72363October 13, 2018 at 10:31 am #7237614NyquisTParticipantPaid - Annual
Toronto just might snatch Clapp away from us. I doubt that they would have even considered Shildt.October 13, 2018 at 10:59 am #72377OnyxgemParticipantFree
It would really be to bad if the Cards lose CLapp….imho would be a major mistake on stl partOctober 13, 2018 at 11:13 am #72378PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Back in the day I feared the Clapp.October 13, 2018 at 12:09 pm #72388
Ny, who cares to speculate if Toronto would have been interested in Shildt or not? He did not work for them like Stubby did. Anyway, I cannot see how that matters for the St. Louis Cardinals one iota.
Onyx, how would you suggest the Cardinals avoid this potential “major mistake”? Forbid Clapp to interview for a promotion? Fire Shildt after an overall good debut?
This reminds me a bit of the grousing about Voit. There wasn’t a fit for his role, so why try to hold him back? Wish him well as he furthers his career elsewhere.
In other cities, staffers move on to take on managerial/head coaching jobs all the time. Here, people seem to want to hold onto them. One of my long-standing gripes about TLR is that over three decades, he almost never groomed future managers.October 13, 2018 at 1:37 pm #72392Bw52ParticipantPaid - Annual
Some people just aren
t satisfied about anything.Some of you people would bitch because Jesus waited 3 days to return and didnt return sooner.October 14, 2018 at 5:09 pm #72419
From Shi Davidi’s article on October 12, 2018:
“SURPRISE, Ariz. – The Toronto Blue Jays are finalizing a list of candidates to interview in-person for their managerial opening after holding phone conversations with a host of potential suitors in recent days.”
From the following article by Shi Davidi on October 13, 2018, Stubby Clapp says:
“I haven’t heard anything from Toronto. It’s been all rumours.”
Taking this at face value makes one wonder whether or not Clapp is being considered.October 15, 2018 at 9:10 am #72446
For example… Dave Martinez, Joe Maddon’s prior bench coach, is managing the Washington Nationals. His current bench coach is receiving multiple interviews.
#Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde has interviewed for #Rangers and #Angels managerial vacancies, sources confirm. Hyde, an under-the-radar name in the past, is now an active candidate in multiple @MLB managerial searches. @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) October 15, 2018October 15, 2018 at 11:44 pm #72496
Richard Griffin was also the well respected P.R. man for the Montreal Expos for many years. He’s certainly well connected in baseball circles from both sides, so if he says Stubby is being considered, then Stubby IS being looked at as the next manager of the Blue Jays.October 16, 2018 at 4:17 pm #72553
Clapp will be given a job on Shildt’s staff if he does not get an MLB managerial job. Two spots are open – first base coach and hitting coach. Clapp’s greatest experience of any job before becoming Memphis’ manager was being a minor league hitting coach.October 16, 2018 at 4:34 pm #72556jthunder93ParticipantFree
I’ve been saying this for a while, but I see him taking a route like Andy Green did. Managed in the minors in Arizona’s system, then was their 3rd base coach for a season, and then was offered the Padres gig. Stubby, I believe, will have a role with the big league squad and then will be offered an MLB managerial position for the 2020 season.October 16, 2018 at 8:11 pm #72574October 21, 2018 at 1:04 pm #72842
Doesn’t look like Stubby’s future is in Toronto. Hurray for our side!October 21, 2018 at 1:27 pm #72849Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
Clapp had a much more difficult 2018 season on the road to a AAA championship. Constantly losing players to the big club, and thus a much different type of team at the end of the year. I will be sorry to see Tovar, Mejia, and Rangelo go, but at least they are replaced by some very good prospects like Young, Sosa, Edman, and Thomas.October 21, 2018 at 10:17 pm #72880
Cardinals27, do you know who all our minor league free agents will be this off-season?
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