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Blue Jays Ink Contract Extension With John Schneider

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Toronto Blue Jays officially inked a contract extension with John Schneider.
The Toronto Blue Jays officially inked a contract extension with John Schneider. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Toronto Blue Jays season didn't end with that World Series run the franchise was hoping for, but the season was not a complete loss. After firing Charlie Montoyo midway through his fourth season at the helm, Toronto turned to bench coach John Schneider for the interim role.

He took that opportunity and ran with it. So much so, the Blue Jays front office announced a contract extension for the young skipper and named him the official team manager for the next three years on Friday morning.

Schneider took over the club in mid-July with his sights set on turning around a slow start. The team was just five games over .500 (47-42) and sat a full 15.5 games back of the AL East leading New York Yankees.

Toronto went on a furious second-half run, going 46-28 down the stretch, jumping into second place and even securing a home playoff series in the AL Wild Card round.

"I've said it before, this is a dream scenario for me. I couldn't ask for a better situation. This organization has made me feel like a family member since day one. I'm just extremely humbled and honored to lead this group and hopefully achieve our goal of winning a World Series," said Schneider per an ESPN article.

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