Jeff Blair has a story in the Globe and Mail about John Gibbons wanting the Blue Jay baserunners to be smarter. The best line, from Gibbons: "And you can never get caught stealing third base with two out. That should never happen." I hope no one teaches Farrell that. It seemed like 2 outs situations were the moments when the Jays would decide to try to steal third. It was like they were waiting for the exact wrong moment to go. Stealing bases is a good thing, but being smart on the bases is more important. Knowing the game situations, not deciding to steal home when Jose Bautista is at the plate with two strikes, for a totally hypothetical example.
Why I Love John Gibbons Today
Bluebird Banter | Feb 21