Toronto Blue Jays ace Alec Manoa (23) was humiliated by being demoted to the minor leagues.
The Toronto Blue Jays announced on the 7th (Korean time) that they had sent Manoa, who was sluggish, to the Florida Complex, a rookie level.메이저놀이터
Manoa’s move to the minors was already predicted. The Toronto leadership made a decision after allowing 6 runs in 0.1 inning against the Houston Astros the previous day.
Earlier this season, former baseball player Anthony Recker, who was working as an analyst for MLB Network, advised Manoa to lose some weight. Manoa’s weight reaches 130 kg.
Then Manoah became furious. He sniped at Recker, saying, “Look at the record I posted and say it.”
At that time, most of the American media also sided with Manoa.
Manoa posted a 2022 ERA of 16-7 and a 2-24 earned run average, earning him a nomination for the Cy Young Award Finals.
When he gave such advice to Manoa, he said, ‘It’s nonsense.’
Manoa, who won the public opinion battle unilaterally, was ‘conceited’.
The Toronto Blue Jays treated him as the team’s ace and made him their starting pitcher this season.
However, Manoa gave a disastrous performance and was beaten. Even after that, Manoa continued to be sluggish. He is extremely sluggish this season with 1 win and 7 losses and an earned run average of 6.36.
In response, Canadian-based TSN Insider Steve Phillips made a sharp point and argued that Manoa should be sent to the minor leagues.
Phillips attributed Manoa’s lackluster performance to over-bulking.
According to a recent study report, good upper body strength allows you to throw a harder ball. As a result, pitchers tend to bulk up during the offseason.
It is known that Manoa also did upper body strength training ahead of this season.
But Manoa did too much strength training.
Phillips pointed out that the excessive bulking slowed Manoa’s upper body movements. Because of this, the power and control of the ball are reduced.
Phillips said that Toronto should send Manoa to the minor leagues. That’s where you need to make adjustments.
“I hope Manoa figure out what’s wrong with him in the minor leagues,” said Toronto manager John Schneider.
As Manoa fell out, the need for Ryu Hyun-jin increased. Because you never know when Manoa will be called up.
Ryu Hyun-jin is scheduled to return in mid-July.