Reporter Yoon-Jun Ko = Major League official website ‘MLB.com’ cited reinforcement of starting pitchers as a task for the Toronto Blue Jays for the remaining offseason.
On the 7th (Korean time), ‘MLB.com’ published an article titled ‘7 teams with work to do before the start of the season’. In the article, it was mentioned that Toronto needs to strengthen its rotation depth.
The media said, “Toronto traded Teosca Hernandez and Lourdes Gurriel Juniel this offseason, but acquired Dalton Basho. Ross Stripling was also missed, but Chris Bassett was brought in. However, it has not surpassed its rival, the New York Yankees, and is still lacking.” 토토
Toronto had a good season with 92 wins and 70 losses last year, but it was only second in the American League division behind the Yankees. Although he advanced to the postseason as a wild card, he suffered two consecutive losses to the Seattle Mariners and ended fall baseball in a lonely way.
‘MLB.com’ said, “Honestly, the roster hasn’t gotten worse compared to last year. However, it is not enough to aim for the World Series. We need additional compensation,” he said.
Toronto has reliable one-two punches in Alec Manoa and Kevin Gaussman. Here, he also recruited the third starting basset. However, Jose Berios is in a big slump and a question mark has arisen. Yusei Kikuchi is also struggling with an ERA of 5 points.
The media added, “It is unknown when Ryu Hyun-jin will be able to return due to left elbow surgery.” Hyun-jin Ryu ended the season early when he underwent Tommy John surgery in June of last year, and it is difficult to return until the first half.
Ryu Hyun-jin aims to return in July. He becomes a free agent after this season, and it can be seen as a very important season. Attention is focusing on whether Ryu Hyun-jin will be able to break all the expectations of the local media and flap the wings of resurrection.