The Detroit Tigers and Toledo Mud Hens recently announced the hiring of Gary Jones as the Mud Hens’ manager for the 2022 season. Jones becomes the ninth person to manage the Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field and the 57th in Toledo baseball history.
According to the Mud Hens release, Jones has been the skipper of the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs since the 2018 season, including a 53-75 record from the 2021 season. In his career, Jones has nine years of managerial experience in Triple-A with stops in Pawtucket and Edmonton. He owns a career Triple-A record of 653-614 in those nine campaigns. Prior to managing the IronPigs, Jones was the third base coach of the Chicago Cubs from 2014-2017, including the 2016 World Series Championship team.
Did the Tigers make the right hire for their Triple-A affiliate?