Manager Schneider implores Jays to make playoff push ‘right f—–g now’

Manager Schneider implores Jays to make playoff push 'right f-----g now'

Warning: Story/video contains coarse language

With the Toronto Blue Jays falling out of an American League wild-card spot due to their recent play against the first-place Baltimore Orioles, manager John Schneider is imploring his club to make hay against the weaker teams coming up on the schedule.

“There’s no time to wait at all,” Schneider said following another series loss to the Orioles on Thursday, according to The Athletic’s Kaitlyn McGrath. “We’ve got to do it right fucking now.”

Toronto’s most recent loss put it 1.5 games back of the final AL wild-card spot, currently occupied by the Houston Astros. The Blue Jays and Orioles don’t meet again for the remainder of the regular season, with Baltimore handily winning the season series 10-3.

Reporters pointed to Toronto’s soft upcoming schedule to prompt Schneider’s comments, as the Jays will take on a slew of sub-.500 teams and a run of last-place clubs over the next 15 games.

Dates (Games)
Team
Current record

Aug. 25-27 (3)
vs. Guardians
60-68

Aug. 28-30 (3)
vs. Nationals*
59-69

Sept.1-3 (3)
@ Rockies*
48-79

Sept. 4-6 (3)
@ Athletics*
37-91

Sept. 8-10 (3)
vs. Royals*
41-88

* – last place in their division

Schneider’s comments come after Blue Jays ace Kevin Gausman also expressed a similar sentiment Wednesday, suggesting the team show more urgency.

The Blue Jays are 11-10 since the beginning of August. However, teams they’re competing with for wild-card spots have performed better. The Seattle Mariners are 16-5, the Astros are 12-10, and the Texas Rangers are 12-9 this month.

Schneider is in his first full season as Jays manager since taking over as interim in the middle of the 2022 campaign after Charlie Montoyo was fired. The 43-year-old owns a 116-86 record at the helm.

Copyright © 2023 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.


Full Story »

Comments

Leave a Comment





More in News

Phillies could get key player back from injury for NLCS

The Philadelphia Phillies could be getting a significant boost for ...

Phillies’ Realmuto calls D-Backs’ confidence ‘daunting’

Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto isn't going to take the ...

Rangers activate Max Scherzer for ALCS: What starter means for Texas’ chances vs. Houston

Max is back. The Rangers officially placed starter Max Scherzer ...

2023 MLB odds: Why you should bet on Astros to win the ALCS, MVP pick

Astros baseball in October has become inevitable. FOX Sports MLB ...

Rangers vs. Astros predictions, start time, how to watch, pitching matchups: Live updates

Follow along as the Rangers take on the Astros in ...

Trending on Baseball Chronicle

Rosenthal: No winners after Tigers’ Eduardo Rodriguez blocked trade to the Dodgers

You can question who is to blame for the failure ...

Cardinals veteran pitcher is done for the season and his career

Cardinals fans were holding out hope that the 18-year veteran ...

The Yankees need to do better — in just about every way

From the handling of Anthony Rizzo's injury to the trade ...

Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs Highlights

Check out the best moments from the Chicago White Sox' ...

Dodgers acquiring Enrique Hernandez from Red Sox

Enrique Hernandez is heading back to Hollywood. The Los Angeles ...