Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman excites fans with cryptic tweet

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 19: Marcus Stroman
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 19: Marcus Stroman /

Toronto Blue Jays hurler Marcus Stroman is one of the best follows on Twitter and yesterday was no exception as Stroman sent the social media world into a tizzy with a cryptic tweet that insinuated that he may be signing an extension in the near future.

Marcus Stroman informed the social media world that there would be some crazy exciting news over the next week and advised followers to stay tuned. The tweet garnered 609 likes as well as numerous comments as fans speculated what crazy news was in store for Stroman.

The 26-year old quelled the rumors approximately 3 hours later when he expanded on the original tweet advising fans to follow his “Height Doesn’t Measure Heart” HDMH Apparel Twitter account as big things are coming soon.

The hurler is arbitration eligible once again after proceeding to a hearing last offseason when the two sides failed to come to an agreement over the $300,000 difference that separated them. Stroman ended up winning his arbitration case, however, he is not eligible to test free agency until 2021.

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Stroman will also find out the results of his Gold Glove nomination on Tuesday of next week as the hurler was nominated for his first award. He is up against Chris Sale and Alex Cobb for the golden honour.

So there will definitely be news surrounding the “Stro-Show” next week involving the Gold Glove and his apparel line, not quite the news fans were anticipating when the first tweet dropped.

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However, the Jays would be smart to lock up Stroman on a long-term deal and buy out his remaining three arbitration-eligible years to keep the ace in the fold well past 2021. Stroman is a fan favourite and has the internal fortitude that not many pitchers possess, he is a special breed and the type of pitcher who does not come around every day. The ideal candidate to build a pitching staff around for years to come.