"No," Gaston said. "I think if I was probably, maybe four years younger I might [entertain a return]. It's going to be a few years before they really get to where they really want to go. If [general manager Alex Anthopoulos] can find someone that he finds he wants to keep around that long, I think it'll be better that way, I really do."
Of course, it's a manager's prerogative to think ahead -- even if you're planning to move on. A few minutes later, responding to a question about who could be an effective leadoff hitter for the Blue Jays, Gaston was endorsing shortstop Yunel Escobar for a turn atop the lineup in 2011.
"[Escobar's] a good candidate for it," Gaston said. "The only thing he doesn't have, he's not a base stealer. But he does have a pretty good eye up there, as far as getting on base. It depends on who they go out and get next year."