Ranking three Miami Marlins starting pitchers who fit the Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays have a really solid foundation for their starting rotation. After inking free agent Kevin Gausman to a five-year $110 million-dollar contract, they have two guys who I’d consider to be front-end starters joining Jose Berrios.
In the middle of the rotation, the Jays have a promising young arm in Alek Manoah and veteran Hyun Jin Ryu. The fifth spot is where things get dicey. In a perfect world, Nate Pearson lives up to his potential and remains healthy and the Blue Jays have a dominant rotation to complement one of the best lineups in baseball.
Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world. The fifth starter as of now is Ross Stripling. If the Blue Jays have any plans on making a run for the postseason and even potentially beyond, Stripling cannot be the fifth starter.
With the Jays already spending upwards of $100 million on an arm this offseason, I don’t think it’s likely they splurge on another starter, nor is there really a big arm available. They can take a gamble on someone like Yusei Kikuchi, but I’d suggest a trade.
The Miami Marlins are the perfect trade partner for the Blue Jays. They have an abundance of young arms and could really use some bats as they struggle to score runs.
If the Jays trade for one of the Marlins promising young arms they can run out a rotation with Ryu as the fifth starter. I’d say that means they have a pretty solid rotation, definitely one of the best in baseball.