Fans react to today’s Alec Manoah news

Toronto Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker talks to Alec Manoh #6 in the fifth inning during Game One of the AL Wild Card series against the Seattle Mariners at Rogers Center on October 7, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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In a rather shocking turn of events, the Toronto Blue Jays sent their ace, Alec Manoah, to the minor leagues on Tuesday afternoon.

He will report to the Jays’ team in the Florida Complex League, a rookie-level circuit.

The decision comes after the right-hander had a disappointing outing against the Houston Astros in which he allowed six earned runs in 0.1 innings.

However, the problem goes beyond his eventual debut.

He had a 6.36 ERA for the season in 58 innings, with an equally awful 6.52 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP).

Last year, he allowed 16 home runs in 196.2 frames, and he’s hit 11 long balls already this season.

Fans weighed in on Jace’s decision via Twitter.

Some people were extremely positive after learning the news:

Others, however, not so much:

Blue Jays insider Keegan Matheson shared his thoughts on what the Jays might be thinking by sending Manoh to the complex leagues.

Manoh will remain a minor for some time.

He looks totally off, so maybe this is the right move.

Looks like there’s a common sentiment among Jay fans: He needs a reset.

Everyone knows Manoh is an asset if he is healthy and his mind and focus are in the right place.

It may take some time, but he probably just needs some time to work on his pitching mechanics.

There’s no reason to think he won’t eventually come back and pitch like he did in 2021 and 2022: a true ace.

Blue Jays made a shocking decision on Alec Manoh