Saturday, October 3, 2009

The End Is The Beginning Is The End

That's all she wrote for J.P. Ricciardi. After years as the whipping boy for disgruntled Jays fans and unimpressed media types, J.P.'s finally been moved along.

Everything from now on is going go as swimmingly as anyone could imagine, because everything was J.P.'s fault all the time. This absolutely resolves all of the team's problems. There's nothing else to do but plan the parade route for 2010.

Or maybe not.

It reminds us of something that the Russians used to say: If you think the last czar was bad, just wait until you see the next one.

16 comments:

Darren Priest said...

They also let dozens of staffers go. Wow, the Jays are looking like some of the IT companies I've worked for.

Anonymous said...

FUCK JP!

He had eight years and wasn't very good. The ridiculous Halladay trade circus was enough to can him over IMO.

Good riddance

Tao of Stieb said...

Bad news Darren. I just saw over the wire that the Jays were letting you go as a fan. But that they wished you the best of luck in your future endeavours.

The Ack said...

Well, how in the fuck am I supposed to drop part 2 of my Cito opus now?

Tao of Stieb said...

Sorry for intruding on your weekend, Ack. I kinda felt like this was too big of a story not to post on.

At least one part of this is over.

Nik said...

The King is Dead! Long live the King!

Darren Priest said...

I don't think I'm the only fan the Jays have let go.

Yeah, Ack, looks like the Editor-in-Chief blog-blocked you! What a prick!

SP said...

Buckle up. There is gonna be a shit ton of misinformation about JP in the coming days.

That aside, this should've happened a long time ago. Instead they decided to use him as their bag man and dick the fans around with false hope. If they knew they were going to fire him, he shouldn't have been negotiating the Halladay trade.

The Ack said...

Hey man, this is Tao's house. I'm just crashing a room in the basement.

I might just need to add a 'part 3' to the weekend journey now.

Colin said...

Can we please drop the whole bungling the Halladay thing? I think JP deserved to be fired, but I thought Halladay was one of the few things he did right.

If he had not said anything and then did trade Halladay or it was leaked that Halladay was being shopped we would have flipped out then too. JP was up front and honest all along saying it probably wouldn't happen.

It was hacks like Heyman who kept trying to make us believe it was an inevitability and then when it didn't happen they were pissed that they had been proven wrong so they lead the charge on bungling notions, along with pissed off Red Sox and Phillies fans.

For all that we jump on the guy and the organization for lying and deceipt, does it not seem unbelievably unfair that we rip them for the one time they actually told the truth the whole time?

Anonymous said...

Yes the media and especially the blogosphere fanned the flames on the Halladay circus but JP was constantly opening his Boston wop gob when he should have shut the fuck up. It was embarrassing.

Jayszone93 said...

Well, I hope they get a good baseball man in there.

SP said...

The US media really wanted him to be traded, especially because big market teams were involved. That clown Heyman is still babbling on Twitter about how we missed out on the Boston prospects.

~Dr. Zaius said...

Griffin must be on at least his third pair of Depends since hearing the news.

I guess floating along for 8 years like some piece of driftwood in the wake of the Yankees/Red Sawx largesse is bound to claim a few careers. Maybe he should have been replaced earlier when Ted the still living decided to give JP a few extra kopeks to build his budget and he went out and made some in retrospect bad signings in Thomas and the Beej. Maybe it was too much to ask someone to make a sea change in organizational philosophy, especially when they're so used to fiscal cutting rather than expansion. Oh and I never understood how it was that at times his mouth seemed to be utterly detached from his brain.

Wonder who will be brought in once the dust settles on this multi-car pile up of organizational change. So much uncertainty for the 2010 Jays season.

Ian H. said...

Here's what worries me about this - I think I saw on RSN last night that Halladay said J.P. was a big reason why he has stayed in Toronto for so long. Translation - Halladay is almost certainly gone after 2010. I will start preparing myself for this.

~Dr.Zaius said...

Ian H,

Yeah, I sympathise with your concern, but maybe Halladay's comments don't make him out to be a de facto Ricciardi loyalist. Sure, I can understand Halladay's sympathy as Ricciardi did make some moves to make it easier to pitch every 5 days by obtaining the likes of Overbay, Rolen, Scutaro, and McDonald, but maybe the comment is more indicative of the fact that with Ricciardi at the helm for so long there was something to build on for a potential chance at a post season spot. With a new GM, I think most players want the answer to the following question: will this team be torn down and rebuilt by AA or will it be strengthened with some savvy free agent additions? I think this, more than who is GM, will sway Roy's mind more than anything.