After finishing third in the 2022 AL Cy Young voting. Alec Manoah His 2023 season was a disaster, with a 5.87 ERA in 87 1/3 innings, but he lost a lot of control. Manoa’s hellish year included a month-long stint in the Florida Complex League to resolve sudden mechanical issues and a transfer to Triple-A Buffalo in August. However, he never actually pitched for the Bisons.
With all this in mind, it’s perhaps not surprising that a rival executive said: The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal “The Blue Jays are open to moving Manoah in a trade,” he said, adding that teams have generally been calling to ask about the depth of Toronto’s rotation. Of course, teams often listen to virtually any player, so it’s either that Toronto is just doing its due diligence in not rejecting an offer for Manoah, or that the Jays are actively pursuing Manoah at some point. It is not clear whether they have acquired the
Given the still-mysterious nature of Manoa’s downturn, it’s hard to call him a true trade candidate. Some sort of injury appears to have been a factor, as Jays GM Ross Atkins said in October that Manoah received PRP injections to treat discomfort in his shoulder. Manoa also underwent some medical tests during his stint in Buffalo, but Manoa and the team likely have no idea how the minor league option robbed Manoa of enough service time to claim Super 2 status. There were also reports of some bad feelings between them.
Only the Jays and Manoah know his status for 2024, or it may not yet be known until Manoah commits to offseason or spring training. It’s clear no team would pay much for Manoa without better understanding what exactly is bothering the 25-year-old right-hander, and that alone would limit Toronto’s leverage in trade talks. .
Similarly, Manoah could be able to get back on track quickly if he gets healthy. If such a recovery were to occur, the Blue Jays would obviously want to sell Manoah cheap and cash in rather than watch him recover with another club. That said, selling cheap is still better than selling for free, and another mediocre season could completely erode Manoa’s trade value. Manoa’s rough season has been just one, and rival teams may feel they have the answer to Manoa’s mechanical problems, and if there is indeed bad blood between the right-hander and Jays management. It may feel like the trade itself might get Manoa back on track.
MLBTR’s Darragh McDonald recently speculated that the Blue Jays and Cardinals could line up in a Manoa trade, with past Jays trade targets possibly including: dylan carlson, Lars Notebaror brendan donovan.Who is Mr. Carlson? tyler o’neal The Cards and Jays have struggled the past two seasons after finding early success in their MLB careers, but in theory the Cards and Jays would hope that switching sides would benefit all parties. and may consider moving the two “offer price” candidates against each other. St. Louis is one of the many teams looking for pitchers this winter, and the Jays have wide holes to fill in their batting lineup, so if Manoah is indeed available, several clubs could be a fit. there is.
Another question regarding the Manoah trade is how it will affect Toronto’s rotation. Kevin Gausman, Chris Bassitt, Jose Berriosand Yusei Kikuchi Although Atkins didn’t make a guarantee, Manoa is the No. 5 candidate and is set to be a top-four pick. If the team is asking about Blue Jays pitching in general, it’s either: boden francis, mitch white, wes parsons, or even yellowtail may be available at a reasonable price. A deal like this involving another pitcher indicates either Toronto is confident Manoah can bounce back, or the Jays are considering acquiring another pitcher to add stability to the back end of their pitching staff. It would suggest.