Toronto sent Alec Manoa (25), who was expected to be one of the team’s aces, down to the Florida training facility on the 7th (Korean time). His intention was to calmly break down the problems one by one and come back.
Manoa, who debuted in the major leagues in 2021 and became an axis of the Toronto starting rotation at once, threw 196⅔ innings in 31 games last year and achieved an outstanding record of 16 wins and 7 losses with an ERA of 2.24. It was a performance that was recognized by everyone to the extent that he climbed to third place in the American League Cy Young Award voting. Toronto had no doubts that such a manoa would be a powerful one-two punch with Kevin Gaussman this year.
However, his performance this year has plummeted to an incomprehensible level. He threw 58 innings in the first 13 games of the season, but had the worst record of 1 win, 7 losses, and an earned run average of 6.36. The hit rate, which was 0.202 last year, soared to 0.289, and the walk rate per 9 innings jumped from 2.33 to 6.52. It suggests that something wasn’t the problem. Toronto, who couldn’t stand it, eventually sent Manoa to an educational facility.
Manoa has gone down, but Toronto’s starting lineup isn’t to the point of collapse. There are still quality pitchers in Gaussman, Jose Berrios, Chris Bassitt and Yusei Kikuchi. However, the problem is that even these players pitch with ups and downs. Toronto should not be further behind in the current win rate and standings, so it is argued that more selections are needed.
In Toronto, Ryu Hyun-jin (36), who was once the team ace, is steadily undergoing rehabilitation from elbow surgery. Ryu Hyun-jin is currently in the final stage of bullpen pitching, and it is known that he will move to live pitching sooner or later. After three rounds of live pitching, he plans to go through minor league rehabilitation and return to the major leagues. The goal is around the end of July, but if it’s a little late, it could be early August.
Because of this, local media are worried about the June-July schedule, in which both Manoa and Ryu Hyun-jin may not be present. ‘Sportsnet’, a Canadian sports network and Toronto’s host broadcaster, said on the 13th that ‘Alec Manoa went to Florida and there is no guarantee that Hyun-jin Ryu will do it when he returns, it is safe to say that Toronto needs a starting pitcher’ ( Korean time) claimed.
It is the tone of ‘Sportsnet’ that Manoa’s correction may take time, and Ryu Hyun-jin should view the situation conservatively, as there is an aftermath of the surgery anyway. ‘Sportsnet’ said, ‘It will be of great help to Toronto to solve it as a temporary measure until either Manoana or Ryu Hyun-jin is ready,’ and there is a need to recruit starting pitchers at a reasonable cost as there are many starting pitchers with long-term contracts. claimed to have
One candidate selected by ‘Sportsnet’ is Ben Lively (31, Cincinnati), a former Samsung pitcher who is spreading his wings of resurgence in the major leagues this year. Lively, who is familiar to us by playing for Samsung from 2019 to 2021, was called up after signing a contract with Cincinnati this year and stood on the big league mound for the first time since 2019. He doesn’t have bad grades. He appeared in 7 games (5 starts) and went 3-4 with an earned run average of 4.21.
‘Sportsnet’ said that in the case of Lively, the trade price could be higher because there is more than a year left before the salary adjustment, but that ‘he plays a slow sinker with an average speed of 91.6 miles per hour, but the extensions help to alleviate that problem. has Also, he throws 6 different balls, which is different from the 3 he had before heading to Korea.’먹튀검증
“Lively’s stuff doesn’t blow anything away, but he still has (minor league) options and has done relatively well this season. He said he would throw strikes wherever he went.
Cincinnati isn’t a team that has a high chance of making it to the postseason this year, and it’s hard to see Lively as a player in the team’s long-term plan. So if you present a suitable card, Cincinnati is also likely to be considered positively.