As we all expected former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman did not take too kindly to the recent comments from the Yankees General Manager and fired back.
If you have been living under a rock the past couple of days, let me recap the drama for you. Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman was quoted in a recent article with Yahoo Sports saying that the Yankees had trade interest in Marcus Stroman at the deadline, however, they did not view him as a difference-maker and anticipated he would pitch out of the bullpen in the postseason had they acquired him.
"“We were interested in Stroman but we didn’t think he would be a difference-maker,” Cashman said. “We felt he would be in our bullpen in the postseason.”"
So without skipping a beat, Marcus Stroman did was he does best and took to social media to fire a rebuttal shot at the Yankees and it is pure gold. Stroman tweeted a photo comparing his 2019 statistics versus that of the Yankees starters with the headline “Straight cash home. #HDMH”.
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Unfortunately for Stroman, the Mets are on the verge of being mathematically eliminated from playoff contention while Cashman and the Evil Empire sit atop the American League East. The hurler will be a free agent at the conclusion of next season and the Yankees were thought to be Stroman’s desired choice.
The lack of confidence in the hurler could definitely alter Stroman’s desire to play for the Yankees as Stroman has been known to wear his heart on his sleeve. In 31 starts this season between the Blue Jays and the Mets, the 28-year old sports a 9-13 record with a 3.23 earned run average and a 4.3 WAR.
Regardless of how Cashman views Stroman, the hurler looks like a difference-maker compared to some of the tired arms currently in the Yankees rotation.