Blue Jays-John Schneider hot seat rumors are incredible fuel for Yankees fans

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Well, well, well ... how the turn tables! Just a couple years ago, the Toronto Blue Jays were set to be the cream of the AL East crop as they boasted, gloated, and got under the New York Yankees' skin (but without tangible results).

Halfway through the 2022 campaign -- which was supposed to be the "movie" to follow up Vladdy's 2021 "trailer" -- the Jays fired manager Charlie Montoyo and repalced him with John Schneider, who was said to be the eventual difference maker and the players' choice.

That year, the Jays melted down in the playoffs, losing in embarrassing fashion to the Seattle Mariners at home. Then came 2023. Not only did the Blue Jays accuse the Yankees of cheating, but Schneider made himself an enemy to Yankees fans very quickly when he called one of New York's assistants "fat boy" and complained about the first and third base coaches standing outside of the designated lines (something the Jays staff was guilty of, too).

Ever since then, Schneider has come off as a complete hardo. An angry, beet-faced totalitarian without a direction. And it appears the Blue Jays organization might be feeling the same way.

Per Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports, Schneider is on the "hot seat" after the Jays' 18-22 start (last place in the AL East) and he could be deemed the scapegoat if things continue to go south for Toronto.

Blue Jays-John Schneider hot seat rumors are incredible fuel for Yankees fans

This isn't even an exaggeration, either. Not only did Schneider help the Mariners break a longstanding playoff drought with that 2022 collapse, but he also helped the Twins get over their postseason futility by getting dominated in a 2023 Wild Card Series sweep. He has made next to no difference as the team's skipper.

Think we're just saying this because we're biased and can't stand the Blue Jays? Well, go take a gander on social media if you please to see what Toronto fans are saying. They're very much enraged with Schneider's decision making and direction.

Laugh about Aaron Boone being manager of the Yankees all you want, Blue Jays fans. You've had three managers over that same span and have accomplished absolutely nothing.

All that trash talk. All that showboating. And for what? Another tumultuous ending to another wasted season with all your best young players in their primes? Toronto might think they'll gain a potential mental edge over the Yankees with reported Plan B option Don Mattingly, but let's not forget he was ousted as Dodgers manager for falling short in the playoffs and then was sent packing by the Marlins after logging one (1) winning season (which came during the shortened 2020) across seven years.