A 10-win ace in Hyun-Jin Ryu? Toronto completes dream starting lineup with trade

The return of the ‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin, 36, and the trade of a 10-win ace?

The Toronto Blue Jays are in third place in the American League East with a 53-42 record (.558 winning percentage), but they are in second place in the wild-card race, so their postseason aspirations are alive and well.온라인바카라

There is a silver lining for Toronto. Veteran left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin is on the verge of a comeback. After undergoing Tommy John surgery in June last year, Hyun-jin Ryu has already made a solid start to his rehabilitation, working his way through Rookie League, Single-A, and Triple-A. He is scheduled to start against the New York Mets’ Triple-A Syracuse Mets on the 22nd of this month, and if he passes the five-inning and 80-pitch milestones, he could be back on the major league roster by the end of July.

The question is whether Toronto can complete its “dream starting rotation” via trade. There are already speculations that Toronto will try to acquire Chicago Cubs ace Marcus Stroman in a trade.

MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, also covered the trade prospects of postseason contenders on Tuesday.
“Even with Hyun-jin Ryu returning from Tommy John surgery and Alec Manoah returning, Toronto’s starting rotation is far from deep,” said MLB.com, adding, “Adding a starting pitcher would help Toronto return to the postseason.”

According to MLB.com, the right trade target for Toronto is Stroman. Stroman has been outstanding for the Cubs this year, going 10-6 with a 2.88 ERA in 20 appearances and 118⅔ innings pitched. He’s already had such a stellar season that he was named a National League All-Star this year.

In fact, Stroman made his major league debut with Toronto in 2014 and was a regular starter for the Jays before being traded to the New York Mets during the 2019 season.

If Toronto can get Ryu back and add Stroman to the mix, it would complete a “dream starting rotation” with Kevin Gausman, Chris Bassitt, Jose Berrios, and Yusei Kikuchi.