Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was given an option for the 2015 season when he signed his current contract back before the 2013 campaign had begun. It was recently discovered that the 2015 option had become a guaranteed year, due to a unique clause on his contract, according to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca.
Nicholson-Smith notes that since Gibbons was not fired before the start of the new year, the contract with Toronto Blue Jays extends through the 2015 season guaranteed. Also the Blue Jays acquire an option for the 2016 season on Gibbons, which would go through the same process if the Blue Jays are able to retain Gibbons through January 1, 2015.
Gibbons, 51, went 74-88 in the first year of his second stint as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays. Over his managing career (all with Blue Jays), Gibbons is 379-393. He finished 7th in the American League Manager of the Year voting in 2005, when the Blue Jays went 80-82 after finishing just 67-94 the year before.