Remember the former bongo playing manager the Jays had earlier in the season?
While it’s important to take information that isn’t from Jeff Passan or Ken Rosenthal with a grain of salt, Dan Bernstein, a senior columnist of 670 The Score confirmed it as such.
Although Montoyo won’t be the manager of the White Sox, he has some experience as a bench coach at the Major League level. He served as the Tampa Bay Rays’ third base coach from 2015-2018, before accepting the vacant Blue Jays manager position in 2019.
The 57-year-old former Montreal Expo served as the Blue Jays manager from 2019-2022, compiling a 236-236 record in 472 games. He finished his last three seasons over .500, with a 169-141 record, before being dismissed on July 13th, 2022.
At that point, the Montoyo-led Blue Jays had a 46-42 record and were 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Jays sat in the final wildcard position, a game behind the Boston Red Sox and a game and a half behind the Tampa Bay Rays.
The front office deemed it necessary to make a front office change and replaced Montoyo with John Schneider. The 42-year-old rookie manager finished the rest of the season with a 46-28 record and led the Jays to their first playoff birth since 2020, and their non-plague season playoff birth since 2016.
Either way, hopefully, Charlie Montoyo finds his way back into a manager position, as he has demonstrated an ability to manage in the big leagues. He has plenty of experience as well, as he managed in the minors from 1997-2014, winning multiple titles in the Tampa Bay Rays farm system.
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