Could Alek Manoah regain his All-Star form in 2024 or will he be a victim of the pitch clock? The 2022 All-Star starting pitcher had a terrible 2023 season and was subsequently demoted twice. Manoah struggled through 87.1 innings and posted a 5.87 ERA with a 1.740 WHIP. That’s not all, Manoah gave up the long ball at almost double the rate he did in 2022, which shows just how much he was struggling.
Manoah will be a useful add when it comes to payroll as his salary was only $746,000 last season, so Marlins execs will be in favor of that, it’s certainly a cheap gamble. Manoah could be a lesson to the Marlins as well, who have a few young arms that are exceeding career limits and they will need to be coached to not exhaust pitching arms which is what could have occurred with Manoah.
Will teams be vying for him, I think so since his salary is low so the risk is low. Could the Marlins swing Weathers for Manoah as a trade? Doubtful but they might want to try. I don’t think getting rid of Weathers will hurt and the Blue Jays will want a replacement. Weathers might have more upside due to his low usage but Manoah could have more upside if he can regain form. Seems like the perfect match for a trade.