Beasts In The Easts: Rays Starting Rotation vs. the AL East

Where do the Rays stack up with pitching in the East?
Where do the Rays stack up with pitching in the East? / Mike Carlson/GettyImages
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vs. Toronto Blue Jays

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The Toronto Blue Jays may only have six starters compared to the eight potential starters the Rays carry on their current depth chart, but the fact of the matter is, the Jays are stacked in their rotation.

With a rotation that includes Manoah (runner-up in the 2022 Cy Young voting), Gausman, Berrios, Ryu, Kikuchi, and the addition of Chris Bassitt, the Blue Jays may have the best rotation in baseball from top to bottom. 

Although there is some concern about how Ryu will perform after returning from "Tommy John surgery in the middle of the season", there is still some starter-type talent in this rotation that will lead this team very far in the MLB this season. 

If Ryu can get back to seasoned form at the ripe age of 35 and if Kikuchi can have an all-star potential season, there is no telling what Toronto can do.

Stacking their rotation against the Rays is tough, with the club featuring great arms in McClanahan, Glasnow, Rasmussen, Eflin, and Springs; however, with the veteran experience, the Jays come in with a tough rotation to bat against.

vs. Toronto Blue Jays: Loss