This is admittedly a tough one to project. Toronto's pitching staff doesn't give you many reasons to doubt their effectiveness heading into 2024, even if it feels unlikely to repeat its greatness again.
Chad Green is a major question mark who can be a solid bullpen piece when healthy or provide very little impact if he is still battling injuries. Over seven years with the Yankees, he amassed a 137 ERA+ over 383.2 IP. On the negative side, Green missed most of the 2022 and 2023 seasons rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.
He was decent in Toronto during his short stint and didn’t give you many reasons to doubt his effectiveness. He only pitched twelve innings, but his numbers look better when you examine them more closely. There is more red than blue on his Baseball Savant page. However, his age combined with the fact that he hasn’t pitched a full season in a few years means there are a lot of questions about Green this season.
He will be an important piece in the bullpen for manager John Schneider alongside Erik Swanson, Tim Mayza, Yimi Garcia, Trevor Richards and Genesis Cabrera. A healthy Chad Green can be a very important bridge to closer Jordan Romano in the ninth inning.