Ryu Hyun-jin (36-Toronto Blue Jays), who is about to enter the Major League Baseball free agency market, has no chance of reuniting with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Ryu’s free agency is becoming a reality.
Once again, there are reports that Ryu will leave Toronto.
MLB Trade Rumors (MLBTR), which covers major league news, took a look at Toronto’s offseason on Friday (KST).
Naturally, Ryu’s name was mentioned.
In addition to Ryu, there are seven other Toronto players who will soon be eligible for free agency: Matt Chapman, Brandon Belt, Kevin Kiermaier, Jordan Hicks, Jay Jackson, and Matt Wisler. 온라인카지노
Ryu returned in August after undergoing Tommy John surgery last year.
As Toronto’s fifth starter, Ryu began his resurgence with a 3-3 record and a 3.46 ERA in 52 innings pitched.
Toronto is a team with a strong starting rotation.
They have a solid 1-4 starters.
This season, Kevin Gausman has been the ace with a 12-9 record and 3.16 ERA in 185 innings pitched, Chris Bassett has pitched 200 innings and is 16-8 with a 3.60 ERA, Jose Berrios has pitched 189⅔ innings and is 11-12 with a 3.65 ERA, and Yusei Kikuchi has pitched 167⅔ innings and is 11-6 with a 3.86 ERA.
The only other member of Toronto’s starting pitching staff to hit the free agent market is Ryu Hyun-jin.
“Ryu could be a re-signing candidate if he returns from Tommy John surgery and pitches well, but given the amount of money Toronto has already invested in its starting pitching staff, he could be looking for a bigger deal elsewhere than Toronto,” MLBTR wrote.
Realistically, it’s unlikely that Toronto will be able to match Ryu’s asking price.
With five years and $110 million already invested in Gaussman, seven years and $131 million in Berrios, three years and $83 million in Bassitt, and three years and $36 million in Kikuchi, the Jays don’t have a lot of money to spend on a fifth starter.
Toronto invested $80 million over four years in Hyun-jin Ryu.
Toronto does have a potential fifth starter in Alec Manoa if Ryu leaves via free agency.
Manoa pitched exceptionally well last year, going 16-7 with a 2.24 ERA, but has struggled this year, going 3-9 with a 5.87 ERA.
According to MLBTR, it’s possible that Toronto could trade Manoa.
“Manoa hasn’t pitched at all since Aug. 11 for reasons that aren’t clear, ranging from injury to rumors of a falling out with the club,” MLBTR wrote.
“Naturally, Manoa’s trade value is low right now, but he was a Cy Young candidate last year, so some teams will be interested in reviving his career.”
If the Jays’ fifth starter next year is neither Ryu nor Manoa, it will likely be Rickey Tidman or a new free agent pitcher.
“Toronto could also look for a veteran innings-eater type pitcher,” MLBTR said.