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SportsAgent Scott Boras blames dip in attendance at Jays games on 'Blue Flu'

15:44  08 november  2018
15:44  08 november  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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Famed agent Scott Boras criticized the Toronto Blue Jays at the MLB general managers' meetings Wednesday, blaming the team's roster construction for its significant dip in attendance this season. Says poor roster construction is keeping fans away; Toronto hires Dave Hudgens as new bench coach.

Famed agent Scott Boras criticized the Toronto Blue Jays at the MLB general managers' meetings Wednesday, blaming the team's roster construction for its significant dip in attendance this season. Boras told reporters in his annual media session that Toronto is suffering from "the Blue Flu " that has

Famed agent Scott Boras criticized the Toronto Blue Jays at the MLB general managers' meetings Wednesday, blaming the team's roster construction for its significant dip in attendance this season.

Boras told reporters in his annual media session that Toronto is suffering from "the Blue Flu" that has resulted in a decline in fan attendance at games.

"Toronto is a wonderful city, it's been a great franchise, they've drawn three million fans," Boras said. "They've lost near a third of their fan base due to the 'Blue Flu' of not bringing attractive players that their fans find interesting to their market."

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Famed agent Scott Boras criticized the Toronto Blue Jays at the MLB general managers' meetings Wednesday, blaming the team's roster construction for its significant dip in attendance this season. Boras told reporters in his annual media session that Toronto is suffering from "the Blue Flu " that has

Top agent Scott Boras says “ Blue Flu ” was caused by failure to sign “attractive players.” CARLSBAD, CALIF.—Famed agent Scott Boras criticized the Blue Jays at the MLB general managers’ meetings Wednesday, blaming the team’s roster construction for a significant dip in

The Blue Jays, who finished the season fourth in the AL East with a 73-89 record, had a total attendance of 2,325,281 in 2018, down 878,605 from the year before.

Agent Scott Boras blames dip in attendance at Jays games on 'Blue Flu'© Danny Moloshok/Associated Press The Toronto Blue Jays had a total attendance of 2,325,281 in 2018, down 878,605 from the year before. Famed sports agent Scott Boras, seen in this file photo, spoke up about the team's poor roster construction at the MLB general managers' meetings in Carlsbad, Calif., on Wednesday.

Boras, who represents three Blue Jays players — right-hander Aaron Sanchez, shorstop Troy Tulowitzki and outfielder Billy McKinney — also took aim at the Miami Marlins.

Miami had an average attendance of 10,014 per game and saw their attendance drop 771,910 last season.

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Scott Boras , MLB super- agent , blames the sharp decline in attendance for the Blue Jays and Boras took aim at the Blue Jays during his annual press conference on Wednesday at the general The Blue Jays finished 35 games behind in the AL East in 2018, a season that saw their attendance

Famed agent Scott Boras criticized the Toronto Blue Jays at the MLB general managers’ meetings Wednesday, blaming the team’s roster construction for its significant dip in attendance this season. Boras told reporters in his annual media session that Toronto is suffering from “the Blue flu ” that has

Hudgens replaces Hale on coaching staff

The Toronto Blue Jays have hired a new bench coach, naming Dave Hudgens to the position on Wednesday.

DeMarlo Hale previously served as Toronto's bench coach from 2013-2018.

Hudgens, 61, spent the last four seasons with the Houston Astros as the team's hitting coach, where he won a World Series Championship in 2017. He was the hitting coach for the New York Mets (2011 to 2014) and the Oakland Athletics (1999, 2003 to 2005) before that.

"Dave Hudgens brings an exceptional coaching background to our organization, including a wealth of experience and the ability to combine his baseball knowledge with a forward-thinking approach to help our team," said Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins. "He's a consummate learner and teacher at heart and he comes highly recommended by his peers."

Hudgens began his coaching career in 1985 when he managed rookie-level Pocatello in the Pioneer League. He also managed within Oakland's system before joining Houston as a roving hitting instructor from 1989 to 1995.

Hudgens returned to Oakland for the next 10 seasons in a variety of roles, then joined the Cleveland Indians as the field coordinator from 2006 to 2010.

New manager Charlie Montoyo, who replaces John Gibbons, said in his introductory press conference last week that putting a coaching staff in place would be his first order of business.

Toronto fired hitting coach Brock Jacoby and first base coach Tim Leiper on Saturday.

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