“Relying on Hyun-jin Ryu as he recovers from Tommy John surgery may not be ideal.”
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins recently spoke to local media and did not deny the possibility of trading a starting pitcher. 메이저놀이터 While some media outlets have characterized the move as a foregone conclusion with about a month to go before the trade deadline, others have interpreted the comments as not being very aggressive.
In any case, the trade deadline is next month on February 2. A lot can happen in a month. Toronto is in the thick of the American League wild card race, and it’s clear that their biggest need to make the postseason is starting pitching.
Blue Jays Nation argued over the past day that Toronto needs to make a big trade, noting local media reports that Max Scherzer, 39, of the New York Mets, will waive his latest trade veto. The Mets have essentially been in “give-up mode” this season, so it makes sense that the possibility of unloading the three-year, $130 million ($43.33 million AAV) Scherzer has garnered attention.
Scherzer is definitely not the Scherzer of old. He’s been on the disabled list again this season. In 14 games, he went 7-2 with a 3.87 ERA. In a brief six-game stint in June, he went 3-0 with a 4.25 ERA, so he’s not untouchable, but he’s still a big-game pitcher and his contract runs through the 2024 season.
Blue Jays Nation wrote, “Could Toronto potentially be interested in Scherzer. They are in desperate need of a fifth starter, with Alec Manoa unlikely to be ready, and relying on Hyun-jin Ryu recovering from Tommy John surgery may not be ideal.”
In conclusion, Blue Jays Nation predicts that Toronto won’t make a big deal right away. They’d rather look at a four- or five-starter than a super-super ace. The front office doesn’t like to make big changes to the current lineup. This means that they may not be comfortable with the counteroffer for a super-super ace.
In the end, Blue Jays Nation expects a deal on the level of what Toronto got for Whit Merrifield just before the trade deadline a year ago. “One way or another, Toronto will be active on Aug. 2. They could look for a fifth starter over an ace like Shane Bieber or Scherzer. They could find a pitcher similar to Zack Flaherty (St. Louis Cardinals),” he said. 메이저놀이터추천
In any case, a month from now, we’ll know. We’ll know if Toronto will make a trade, and if so, whether it will be a low-end one, and what their expectations are for Ryu. Ryu begins his minor league rehab assignment on Friday and could be in the majors as early as the end of the month.