A reporter in charge of the Toronto Blue Jays predicted the club’s starting rotation next year.
On the 13th (Korean time), reporter Ben Nicholson-Smith of the Toronto local newspaper’Sports Net Canada’ revealed the expected starting rotation for Toronto in 2023. The six starters were Alec Manoa, Kevin Gaussman, Chris Bassett, Jose Berrios, Yusei Kikuchi and Mitch White.
Manoa, who was counted as the No. 1 starter, exploded right away after making his major league debut last year and winning 16 wins (2 losses) this year, his second year. He started 31 games and was active with a 16-7 record with a 2.24 earned run average in 196⅔ innings. Gaussman signed a five-year, $110 million contract with Toronto this year. He appeared in 31 games and went 12-10 with a 3.35 earned run average in 174⅔ innings. There is also Berrios, who recorded 12 wins and 7 losses with an ERA of 5.23 this year.
And Toronto acquired Bassett on the 13th for a total of $63 million over three years. Bassett entered the free agency market with a 3.42 ERA in 181⅔innings in 30 games with the New York Mets this year. Toronto immediately filled the 15-win pitcher with the third starter after signing with Bassett.
The name of Ryu Hyun-jin was missing from the Toronto starting rotation selected by reporter Nicholson-Smith. When a columnist commented, “Don’t forget Ryu Hyun-jin, who will return in the second half,” reporter Nicholson-Smith said, “That’s right,” and revealed that he hadn’t forgotten Ryu Hyun-jin’s existence.
Ryu Hyun-jin signed a four-year, $80 million contract with Toronto in 2020. He went 21-12 with a 4.07 earned run average in 49 games over three seasons. In June of this year, he underwent a left elbow ligament joint surgery and was out of the season. Local media are predicting that Ryu Hyun-jin will be able to pitch in the second half of next year, around August. 메이저사이트
For this reason, the starting rotation for the first half of the year is scheduled to return without Ryu Hyun-jin. Toronto manager John Schneider said at a recent winter meeting, “I hope Hyun-Jin Ryu will return sometime in the middle of the season and regain the good form he showed throughout his career. Then, at that point, he can be a great addition to our team.” expressed unfulfilled expectations.