Bautista is looking for “Cito Gaston’s patience,” said slugger Jose Bautista, “Tony Beasley’s enthusiasm, Trent Jewett’s knowledge, Lee Mazzilli’s motivational skills and Jim Tracy’s leadership skills.”
Bautista played for in the majors: Lou Piniella, Tony Pena, Lloyd McClendon, Pete Mackanin, John Russell, John Gibbons, John Farrell, Mazzilli, Tracy and Gaston plus three seasons at class-A Williamsport, class-A Hickory, double-A Altoona for Beasley manager triple-A Syracuse in the Washington Nationals this year. And he was with Jewett for parts of three seasons at triple-A Indianapolis. Jewett has not managed since Syracuse in 2010.
The key line and the bottom line:
“I would like to see someone who wants to be in Toronto,” said Bautista, “someone who wants to win, just like the players and the fans want to win.”