The Toronto Blue Jays have removed the interim tag on John Schneider and signed him to a three-year contract to officially become the team’s manager.
Schneider had been the bench coach under Charlie Montoyo, who was fired in the middle of the season.
Schneider was promoted to succeed Montoya.
The Blue Jays were the top American League Wild Card team in 2022, finishing the regular season with a 92-70 record.
Toronto was eliminated by the Seattle Mariners after squandering an 8-1 lead in Game 2 of the Wild Card Series.
Today, Schneider commented on his new deal to manage the club and expressed excitement for the future and faith in what the Blue Jays have planned.
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Toronto Removes Interim Tag On Schneider
Schneider has been in the Blue Jays organization for several years.
He had been a minor leaguer with them from 2002-2007.
He never reached the big leagues, but the Blue Jays clearly feel comfortable with him at the helm for the next three years.
Schneider vowed to help build upon what the Blue Jays already have in place and expressed hope to bring Toronto its first World Series title since 1993.
Toronto has now reached the postseason twice in the last three seasons.
But now Schneider has a chance to take the Blue Jays to the next level and help them compete for a World Series title.
Much like Brian Snitker with the Atlanta Braves, he’s an organizational person who has been around for several years and looks to be a great fit to lead the club going forward.