It is news that Toronto Blue Jays Alec Manoa (25), who rose to the top of the starting pitcher rating, was eventually demoted to Triple A.
Toronto announced on the 12th that it was sending Manoa down to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. However, after that, Manoa did not actually move to Buffalo, but moved with a big league squad. It seems that there was a confirmation from the club regarding his physical condition and future use.
He joined the Buffalo team only on the 25th (Korean time).
Toronto general manager Ross Atkins said in an interview with Canadian media Sportsnet, “I was waiting for Manoa to be physically perfect. “I had to make sure I was in the best condition before going to the . Our medical team thoroughly carried out this part,” he explained.
Anyway, this is the second time this season that Manoa has gone down to the minor leagues. Manoa, who rose to stardom by ranking third in the American League Cy Young Award voting last year, was officially given the title of ace as he started this season’s opening game. However, he showed anxiety from the opening game, and after showing the worst sluggishness with 1 win and 7 losses and an average ERA of 6.51 in 13 games, he was transferred to the Florida training camp as if he was kicked out. He received the order of ‘reorganization’ and had time to recover his mind and body for a month. However, he did not improve much even after returning in early July. After returning to the Cleveland Guardians on the 11th, he still struggled with an ERA of 4.91 in six games.
When asked if Manoa could return to the big leagues this season, general manager Atkees said, “We’ve seen the positives in him: his command, his ability to throw strikes, the way he gets his misses. “I think there are a lot of scenarios that could happen. It’s possible at any point this season.”
But Manoa isn’t a sixth starter, nor is he an instant powerhouse. If he really needs a 6 starter, he can use Trevor Richards and Borden Francis as a ‘tandem’.
In other words, even if Toronto advances to the postseason, it is correct to say that Manoa is excluded from the team this year. He’s talking about having to start all over again. The current mood is that Manoa needs time to rejoin the big league rotation. What is noteworthy is that the ‘Manoa Situation’ is not insignificant in relation to the possibility of Toronto’s reunion with Ryu Hyun-jin, who will become a free agent at the end of this year.
MLB.com said on the 28th, ‘Next year for Manoa, and furthermore, the project after that is becoming the biggest variable facing the Blue Jays.’ It’s difficult, so the Blue Jays have to reinforce the rotation in some way,’ he insisted.온라인바카라
Ryu Hyun-jin is the only pitcher among Toronto’s five starting pitchers who will get FA status after this season. The other four – Kevin Gausman (2026), Jose Berrios (2028), Yusei Kikuchi (2024), and Chris Bassett (2025) – are under contract until after next year.
MLB.com asked, ‘Can the Blue Jays confidently include Manoa in their five-man starting lineup next spring? Or should we recruit veterans differently from this summer?’ However, regardless of Manoa’s comeback, it is reasonable for Toronto to catch Ryu Hyun-jin. However, Ryu Hyun-jin, who returned 14 months after receiving Tommy John surgery and recovered his prime skills in 5 games, is expected to be in strong demand in the free agent market.
Meanwhile, other than Ryu Hyun-jin, starting pitchers who will be in the limelight in the free agency market at the end of this year include Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels), Clayton Kershaw, Julio Urias (above LA Dodgers), Aaron Nola (Philadelphia), Blake Snell (San Diego), Lucas Giolito ( Angels), Jordan Montgomery (Texas), Sonny Gray, and Kenta Maeda (Minnesota). Among them, Ohtani has an elbow injury variable.