On this rare off day with no World Series game, no Raptors game, and no Maple Leafs game, there was speculation the new Blue Jays’ manager would be announced today.
Today, the Blue Jays named their new manager as Rays bench coach Charlie Montoyo. Montoyo is reported to have agreed to a three year contract with a team option for 2022. The bilingual 53-year-old is from Florida, Puerto Rico and has spent years with the Rays organization in a variety of different roles, including managing minor league teams at every level.
Official statements from Montoyo, Atkins and Shapiro:
Here is a bit more on Montoyo:
Tons of other level managing experience before AAA.— Joshua (@JoshuaHowsam) October 25, 2018
If you'd like to begin falling in love with Charlie Montoyo, here's a 20-minute overview video about him: https://t.co/XvTKmICghq— BVH (@BVHJays) October 25, 2018
A profile of new Jays manager Charlie Montoyo from earlier this month. Seems like a genuine dude. https://t.co/jANbBqPpR3— Tao of Stieb (@TaoofStieb) October 25, 2018
Charlie Montoyo:— Jonah Birenbaum (@birenball) October 25, 2018
- Extensive managerial experience in the minors
- Spanish speaker
- Longtime Rays instructor, which implies, at worst, an openmindedness regarding analytics
- Former Montreal Expo
I dig it.
According to Jeff Blair (earlier this week) - Montoyo was entrusted with acclimating Vlad Sr while both were minor leaguers with the Expos— Colleen Evans (@ColleenEvans6) October 25, 2018
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