Blue Jays Extend Manager Charlie Montoyo

The Toronto Blue Jays are trending up, and last season, despite the trials and tribulations of not having a real "home" game until the end of July, they won 91 games; now manager Charlie Montoyo is being rewarded. 

Montoyo was entering the final year of his contract this season, but that's now been extended through 2023, while the team has two club options in 2024 and 2025. 

This will be Montoyo's 4th season as the Jays manager, and he's brought them from a 67-win team in 2018, to a team that's predicted by many to be perhaps the best team in the American League. 

But while a brief 2020 Wild Card appearance was nice, and last year's 91 wins was impressive (and one game shy of a playoff berth), anything short of a nice postseason run in 2022 will be considered a failure for the Blue Jays, so Montoyo will start to feel the pressure this season if things don't go as planned. New contract or not, there's no letting his foot off the gas pedal now. 

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