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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Atkins: Charlie Montoyo made decision to sit Vlad Jr. on Victoria Day

A not-insignificant chunk of Toronto’s baseball fanbase were collectively rattled over the Blue Jays’ decision to rest its star 19-year-old rookie slugger for a divisional game versus the Red Sox on Monday — which happened to be a national holiday right across the country.

President Mark Shapiro and GM Ross Atkins found themselves in front of the social media flamethrower after Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was given the day off during one of the team’s most attended home games of the season.

On Monday, Atkins tried to, uhhh, take some of the blame for the situation, I think? But in the process he threw manager Charlie Montoyo directly under the bus.

“Yeah, I mean, really it’s Charlie’s (Montoyo’s) process. There’s a lot of things to factor in those decisions and we ask for a lot to be factored in,” Atkins said to reporters.

Ever get the feeling that the management of the response makes the problem much worse than if they did nothing?

QLE Posted: May 22, 2019 at 08:00 AM | 29 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, charlie montoyo, victoria day, vladimir guerrero jr.

 

 

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