Blue Jays Release Mickey Storey

The Blue Jays announced that they have released right-hander Mickey Storey in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for infielder Chris Getz, who has been promoted from Triple-A Buffalo. Toronto announced last night that struggling infielder Ryan Goins had been demoted to Buffalo.

The 28-year-old Storey got off to a poor start at Buffalo this season, allowing four runs on seven hits and five walks in just 3 1/3 innings, but he was excellent at that level in 2013. Last year, Storey posted a 2.56 ERA with 10.6 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9 in 59 2/3 innings of relief for the Bisons — numbers that line up fairly well with his excellent career numbers in Triple-A.

Storey also has Major League experience, as he’s totaled a 4.19 ERA with a strong 40-to-11 K/BB ratio in 34 1/3 innings of work between the Astros and Blue Jays. One knock against Storey could be that his fastball averages between 89 and 90 mph, but that hasn’t prevented him from missing bats at any level.

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10 Comments on "Blue Jays Release Mickey Storey"

Jim McGrath
1 year 4 months ago

Storey sounds like Uehara—88-89 fastball—he’s done okay with that velocity perhaps there are more than enough wild flamethrowers and not enough accurate change of speed pitchers with a good K/BB ratio.

Devern Hansack
1 year 4 months ago

I would love it if the Red Sox picked him up as a non-roster player, but I doubt he will clear waivers. He would be nice to have as he nicely fits the Uehara/Mujica mold.

Rally Weimaraner
1 year 4 months ago

Time to sign him to an MiLB deal LAA, Jepsen and Frieri have not been sharp and AAA is short on arms.

Jason Lafitte
1 year 4 months ago

cant be much worse then Morrow.

1 year 4 months ago

As per classic Blue Jays thoughtlessness, they’ve already forgotten that they needed Goins for his defence and not his bat. He should have been playing everyday (not just against righties) and no one should have had any expectations for his hitting. Last season, the defence was awful, and he shored it up when he arrived. Now all they care about is, once again, “why can’t he hit home runs every time he comes up to bat?” Because, really, that’s all Jays management cares about or knows how to teach. This could be a legitimate playoff contender, but not when the team is run like this.

1 year 4 months ago

Re: Mendoza Line

9 hits and a 203 OBP through 24 games is not acceptable at an MLB level, no matter how good your defense.

1 year 4 months ago

Yawn, another comment re mgmt.

Fact of the matter is that Goins isn’t hitting well enough. His glove is not enough to compensate for his lack of bat, especially at 2B.

Getz has the ability to play a very quality 2B defensively, and as of right now he probably offers more on the offensive side of the ball. And he can run, if he gets on base or if used as a sub.

The jays not signing a type A free agent with a protected first round pick is certainly something to complain about RE mgmt, but demoting Goins in favour of Getz is 100% not something to complain about….

1 year 4 months ago

But….management bad, internet opinions good!

1 year 3 months ago

No kidding. The guy suggests that Goins was the only reason the Jays defense improved at the end of last year (forgetting about the fact that Reyes and Lawrie returned to the lineup, Melky’s tumour was finally put on the DL, Bonifacio was shipped off, DeRosa was no longer playing 2B). Goins was not the sole reason the defense picked itself up, though he is a pretty good defender.

Then he goes on to suggest that the only thing the Jays mgmt care about is home runs, which is obviously true because the Jays mgmt got rid of JPA and replaced him with a contact steady Navarro? And gave Goins a chance in the first place? What about fan fave power threat Kawasaki getting a couple chances?

To top off a fantastic internet comment, we get some random conclusion about the Jays mgmt somehow holding the current players back from being a playoff contender – when they do have the ability to compete for a playoff spot?

This comment genuinely confused me.

1 year 4 months ago

If you wanna be funny you can say that Mickey was a sad Storey with the Blue Jays.