Now, in a somewhat surprising move, Toronto has re-hired their former manager, who had spent the 2012 season as the manager of the Padres Double-A affiliate.
Gibbons will be overseeing a club coming into this season with big expectations after the Jays pulled off a blockbuster trade with the Marlins earlier in the offseason, picking up Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle.
Toronto, like Kansas City, has been starved for baseball success. The Jays haven't made the playoffs since 1993, when they won the second of back-to-back World Series titles.
It's a lot of pressure for Gibbons, but worst case, he's already been fired once before by the Jays.