The Jays won their last game, but they have lost eight of the last 10, and his fate was probably sealed.
Now, Toronto is fourth in the AL East and just two games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles, which seemed impossible at the start of the season.
John Schneider, who was the bench coach, is taking over as the Blue Jays’ manager for the rest of the season.
The decision, while surprising, makes some sense.
Still, his Blue Jays allowed fans to dream about a potential playoff run, especially in 2020 and 2021.
It’s too bad things didn’t work out.
Fans Are Divided In Their Views Of Montoyo
Fans seemed to love Montoyo’s character, but they expected better results on the field.
After all, the organization has spent a lot to put together an extremely competitive roster.
Let’s not forget about the fact the Blue Jays were seen by most as the favorites to win the AL East.
Yes, Montoyo was cool and a good person to be around by all accounts, but some fans, however, want to focus on what happened on the field, as is their right.
Charlie’s character was never in question. Super nice guy. The Jays need an experienced manager who has won and can identify the issues on the team and solve them. Unfortunately, Shapiro will never interview someone like that. Would love to see Girardi.
— Watcher of the Jays (@WatcherJays) July 13, 2022
Others value Montoyo as a manager and can’t seem to understand how, for example, a skipper like Tony La Russa still has a job.
How is Charlie Montoyo fired but TLR is still in the dugout? Smh these teams man…
— Slicker Mancini (@slickerjoe1) July 13, 2022
The fact that Charlie Montoyo, Joe Maddon, and Joe Girardi all have been fired mid season but Tony La Russa continues to skate by unscathed is amazing at this point.
— Jacob Norton (@jacob_norton9) July 13, 2022
Montoyo is now leaving with a .500 record in parts of four seasons in front of the Jays: he was 236-236.
He made the 2020 postseason but was quickly ousted by the Tampa Bay Rays.
All things considered, and with the roster he had at his disposal, his tenure was a bit disappointing.