I suppose this is what it has come to. You are on top of the baseball world, and we’re at rock bottom. It wasn’t supposed to end this way. We were supposed to prove you wrong, and make your “dream job” a nightmare. Instead, I am sure this is just how you dreamt it, isn’t it Johnny?
Don’t let the success go to your head, John. You are still an awful manager from what we can see. You still have no clue how to manage a bullpen. You still have no clue how to utilize your bench. You still have no clue how to construct a lineup. You simply have no clue, when it comes to managing tactics, and that’s all us, as fans, can judge you on.
But perhaps you aren’t all that awful. Perhaps the sabermetricians of the world (me included) are wrong. Perhaps these narratives are accurate, and you bring a certain “magic” to the club. Maybe you “keep the clubhouse steady,” or you “know how to get the most out of your players.” How much impact a manager has on his team is one of baseball’s greatest mysteries, and is one that will never be 100% solved.
Whether you are good or bad, one thing is for sure, we will always dislike you. The way you left Toronto was disgustingly unprofessional, and will never be forgotten.
I guess the whole point of this letter is to… uh.. congratulate you, I guess. No matter how much we hate it, you did get the last laugh, and I have to commend you for that. Oh, and to let you know that the magic has run out. As soon as Koji made that last out, all of the ferry-dust that the baseball gods graced you with this year is gone. Wins will become losses, dreams will become nightmares.
Blue Jays Fans