Mar 21, 2021; Dunedin, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Tanner Roark (14) leaves the first inning after only recoding one out during spring training at TD Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
As Tanner Roark struggled through his first start of the season, fans are already calling for him to be released. As much as I can understand the sentiment, it’s a bit premature for now.
The Blue Jays have moved into the first step of a “win-now” phase, and as such we’ve seen them make more aggressive decisions like eating the cost of Shun Yamaguchi’s contract rather than trying to keep him around and make use of the 3.