For unclear reasons, such as the possibility of injury and discord with the club… ”
The decisive factor behind Canadian and American media predicting the low possibility of Ryu Hyun-jin (36, free agent) remaining in the Toronto Blue Jays is the rebound of Alec Manoa (25). This is because if Manoa is revived next year, he will be the perfect starting 5 supporting the existing Kevin Gausman, Jose Berrios, Chris Bassett, and Yusei Kikuchi.
However, if you know Manoa, he is not a pitcher with a clear average. He has only three years of big league experience. In the 2022 season, his second year, he suddenly emerged as an ace with 16 wins, 7 losses, and an average ERA of 2.24 in 31 games. He even raised his stock price by taking third place in American League Cy Young voting.
However, he suffered from his worst slump this year. He suddenly showed ups and downs, such as getting hit hard or giving up a lot of walks due to poor ball control. Toronto sent Manoa to the Florida Rookie League and essentially instructed him to prepare for the season again, but nothing changed after returning to the major leagues.
In the end, Manoa was moved down to Triple A when Ryu Hyun-jin returned from Tommy John surgery and rehabilitation. He ended the season intact, without playing a single game in Triple-A. Foreign media reported that he was in no condition to pitch as he was exhausted both physically and mentally.
3 wins, 9 losses, 5.87 ERA in 19 games. It was an explosion that no one expected. MLB Trade Rumors even suggested the possibility of Manoa being traded on the 15th (Korean time). “On the surface, he is the 5th starter in the 2024 season, but he has become an X-factor after the unusual 2023 season. “For unclear reasons, such as the possibility of his injury and discord with the club, he has not pitched at all since August 11th.” This means that Manoa had a conflict with the club.안전놀이터
MLB Trade Rumors said, “It’s anyone’s guess as to how Manoa will pitch next season, or if he will pitch at all. “If there are some issues that make the situation worse, Toronto may prefer to part ways with Manoa through a trade.”
The 2022 Cy Young Race experience was seen as Manoa’s remaining weapon. MLB Trade Rumors said, “Of course, Manoa’s current trade value is low, but since he was a Cy Young candidate in 2022, some teams will be interested in exploring whether a change of environment can revive his career.”
Toronto needs to decide when to call up top left-hander Ricky Tiderman to the major leagues. It’s not a bad idea to organize Manoa and get something in return. MLB Trade Rumors said that at present, there is no player in Toronto as attractive as a trade item as Manoa.