The Toronto Blue Jays and their ace pitcher Marcus Stroman are spiraling toward a messy divorce as the likelihood of a trade seems inevitable.
The Toronto Blue Jays have been shopping Marcus Stroman for some time now even though the pitcher has gone on record numerous times about his desire to remain north of the border and sign a long-term deal with the club.
However, that ship may have finally sailed for both sides now as Stroman spoke about the process during the recent All-Star break. Stroman went on record to say he doesn’t think he will sign longterm with Blue Jays, as he has not been in their plans for a while and he has come to terms with it.
It would appear that Stroman has also removed “Toronto Blue Jays” from all his social media platform biographies and does not even follow the Blue Jays Twitter account any longer. Stroman appears to have realized his days in the Blue Jays organization are inevitably numbered.
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The brain trust has repeatedly dropped the ball on their handling of the Stroman situation and may come to regret their decision to move the hurler. The entire situation is somewhat unfortunate as it is not often an American athlete embraces Toronto and Canada the way Stroman has during his tenure here.
For a team that desperately needs starting pitching, General Manager Ross Atkins better hope he hits a home run with the return for Stroman, his job could eventually depend on it.
Regretfully, the Stroman saga is going to get messier before the divorce is finalized as the hurler has never been one to shy away from the camera and speak his mind. However, at the end of the day, this is what the organization higher-ups wanted all along.