Toronto Blue Jays hurler Marcus Stroman addresses the media in regards to the current atmosphere surrounding the team and their losing ways.
Marcus Stroman will never shy away from the spotlight or pass on an opportunity to voice his opinion in regards to the current state of affairs surrounding the Toronto Blue Jays. Following his most recent start versus the Colorado Rockies, Stroman enlightened the media on the toll losing is taking on himself and the team.
The hurler is visibly frustrated with the team’s propensity for losing, the Blue Jays are 21-38 and have lost six in a row and nine of their last ten contests. They boast an uninspiring .356 winning percentage and sit17.5 games out of first place in the American League East.
"“It’s frustrating, I work extremely hard every single day. I hold myself to an extremely high level. We’re losing a lot, so it’s not fun. This is not fun. This is not a fun atmosphere. I’m a winner. I can’t put that into words enough.”"
Stroman went on to speak about breaking the stigma of a losing culture in the young clubhouse and that he hopes every single person on the team hates losing as much as he does. This is definitely one of the ramifications of a rebuild and hopefully, the young players don’t become comfortable or accepting of losing.
Stroman also went on record about the lack of veteran presence in the clubhouse at the beginning of the season and campaigned for the Blue Jays to sign free agent Carlos Gomez.
Don’t be surprised if Stroman if dealt before the trade deadline for a package of prospects or young talent. The Jays have been reportedly shopping the Duke alumni for some time now and it seems more likely than not that Stroman is shipped out of town at this point.
Winning makes everything better, so hopefully, the rebuild will come to fruition sooner than later before losing becomes commonplace north of the border.