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Blue Jays Call Marcus Stroman Up

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Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Well Blue Jays fans the future has arrived, According to the Buffalo Bisons Twitter account the Toronto Blue Jays are bringing Marcus Stroman the Toronto Blue Jays 2nd ranked prospect up the big leagues.

The Blue Jays have been experiencing bullpen meltdowns recently and with Brandon Morrow being placed on the DL another arm is desperately needed. It has not been determined if Stroman was called up to start or pitch out of the bullpen, but why else bring Stroman up if not to start. Take a look at his stats over 5 Triple-A starts.

2014 23 AAA 2 2 1.69 5 5 1 0 26.2 22 7 5 0 7 36 1.088 7.4 0.0 2.4 12.2
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Update: According Gregor Chisholm, Stroman will be used out of the bullpen for the immediate future but suggests that it could be short lived with J.A. Happ and Dustin McGowan on a short leash.

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  • Beamisj

    They had better start him, Morrow is a bust! Jays should have thrown Morrow or Mcgowan in the closers role, perfect pitchers for the job.

    • RyanMueller

      I have been busting Morrow’s chops for years calling him the next coming of AJ Burnett. I am starting to think that I might be insulting Burnett more than I intended to. Morrow just doesn’t seem to have what it takes to take his game to the next level. This hurts that Blue Jays more than we know since management seems to be putting a lot of stock in his arm.

  • bob l.

    hopefully happ can’t get out of the first inning tomorrow (thus prompting a dfa after the game) and stroman comes in and shuts them down and stays in the rotation for many years.

    • RyanMueller

      I never will any ill will on anyone. A good Happ is worth more to us than a DFA’ed Happ. I do share your enthusiasm in hoping that Stroman makes the first of many starts in the next week or so.
      Thanks for the comment

    • Andrew van Laar

      Bob… how in the world do you know what my wildest fantasies are?????

  • Andrew van Laar

    What are the Blue Jays doing? Seriously. They seem like a lost team. Stroman to the pen? Seriously? They just love to waste talent it seems unless AA has a master plan I am missing. Happ is starting and Stroman is just going to be a bullpen arm. Tell me in what world does that even make sense?

  • JaysHopeful

    Is anyone else concerned that they’re bringing up a guy who has only pitched 25 starts and 157.2 innings over 3 years? Averaging it out, last year he pitched >6 innings a start on average, and this year barely over 5 (though 1 complete game).

    Wouldn’t a team want to stretch his arm out over the remainder of this year in AAA, so we could actually get a 200 inning starter? Aren’t these actions similar to mistakes they made with Hutchison and Drabek that resulted in Tommy John surgeries and the loss of a year?

    Why are they risking bringing up a future franchise arm too early, because AA failed to acquire major league starters this off-season? Why would they continue to risk their prospects for the mistakes of their GM and the failures of minor league development?