Blue Jays Off Season MiLB Staff Changes Have Begun

Some rumours had been circulating for the past two days, and now according to Shi Davidi at Sportsnet, the Blue Jays have let some minor league instructional staff go as the 2019 season comes to an end.

Buffalo Manager Bobby Meacham was let go after six seasons in the system.  The former MLBer was rumoured to be on the way out after last season, but remained in Buffalo and nearly led the the Bisons to a playoff berth. According to Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, Meacham apparently saw the writing on the wall when he was passed over for a spot on the MLB staff when new Manager Charlie Montoyo took the helm last off-season.

Last week, it was announced that Mike Mordecai, who has served in many roles in the Blue Jays farm department, including managing at New Hampshire this season, was leaving to become a teacher and coach at Northside Methodist Academy, the Alabama high school he graduated from.  In late May, player development adviser Eric Wedge left the team to take over the program at Wichita State.

New Hampshire Pitching Coach and Nova Scotia native Vince Horsman, a former Blue Jay who has been in the organization since 2006, was also let go.

Hitting Coach Logan Bone, who joined the system this year and coached at Lansing, is leaving to pursue other opportunities, while Ryan Monsevalles, who was a new hire in charge of player development video this season, has returned to his alma mater of Texas to become their director of player personnel and analytics.

More changes in the organization yet to be confirmed by the team are likely coming.

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