There’s a persistent narrative afield that when the Jays sell off in July they need to get back top level starting pitching in return. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all for adding quality arms at every opportunity, but I want to push back a bit on the perception that the Jays’ minor league pitching is some barren wasteland being trudged by Nate Pearson alone. Let’s review what next April might look like on the various staffs, assuming health. I’ll start by assuming Stroman and Giles were traded, but the Jays were not satisfied with low (understandably) offers for Sanchez and choose to keep him another year. I make no assumptions here about who might come back or even what level they would be playing at. This is strictly in-house options.
Blue Jays rotation candidates-
Matt Shoemaker, Aaron Sanchez, Ryan Borucki, Trent Thornton, Thomas Pannone, Sean Reid-Foley, Julian Merryweather
This isn’t necessary anyone’s vision of a playoff rotation but they are mostly young (Merryweather’s weird career track notwithstanding) and can be reasonably expected to be at least average as a group. Oh sure, Aaron Sanchez is a mess right now, but the …
Author: Tammy Rainey / Blue Jays Nation