TORONTO (BVM) –It was a stunning season for Alek Manoah in 2023 and not in a good way. The righthander went up and down between the majors and minors, ultimately finishing the year with a 5.87 ERA and a 1.74 WHIP in Toronto.
Manoah looked like one of the best young pitchers in the game just a season prior as he placed third in the AL Cy Young voting only behind Justin Verlander and Dylan Cease.
The former first-round pick now could potentially be on the move as Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Blue Jays are willing to listen to offers for him.
"Here we gooooo! There's one!"
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— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 20, 2022
While a starting pitcher with a near-6.00 ERA last season does not sound like the most exciting acquisition, it is important to remember that he is still 25 years old with four years of team control remaining on his contract.
These are five organizations that could be willing to take a chance on him.