Jays New Manager Revels In "Dream Scenario"

As we reported here first on BaseballRumors.me, the Toronto Blue Jays have removed the 'interim' tag from manager John Schneider, announcing that they've officially signed him to a three-year deal. 

Schneider came in mid-season, and took over a team that was struggling to live up to expectations, and led them on a 101-win pace the rest of the way, going 46-28 to lock up the first Wild Card seed in the American League.  

Schneider has been with the Jays organization for 20 years and called this opportunity a “dream scenario for me ... I couldn't ask for a better situation to be in... It’s gonna be a fun ride.”

This is a Blue Jays team that's essentially grown up with Schneider, as he was the manager at Double-A in 2018, leading the likes of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Santiago Espinal, Cavan Biggio, and Jordan Romano to the Double-A Eastern League championship with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Watch Schneider's full news conference here:

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