Marcus Stroman is grilling up some extra beef with the Yankees.
The present free-agent starter took to the tweet machine on Wednesday to place the Yankees’ pitching scenario on blast, saying that no pitcher on the Yankees’ roster — not named Gerrit Cole (or Luis Severino) — match his expertise on the mound.
In addition to Cole, there’s no present Yankee pitcher who might be anyplace in my league over the following 5-7 years. Their pitching at all times folds in the long run. That lineup and payroll needs to be successful World Collection’ left and proper…but they’re in a drought. Lol 🤷🏾♂️
— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) October 21, 2020
“In addition to Cole, there is not any present Yankee pitcher who might be anyplace in my league over the following 5-7 years,” Stroman wrote. “Their pitching at all times folds in the long run. That lineup and payroll needs to be successful World Collection’ left and proper…but they’re in a drought. Lol *shrugging emoji.*”
Stroman would additionally make clear that Luis Severino met his standards of being “in his league,” saying that, when wholesome, the Yankees’ 1A is usually a stud.
Stroman is not essentially within the improper. As one of many high starters available on the market this offseason, the 29-year-old might be in for a fairly hefty payday. Whereas he hadn’t pitching in 2020 after struggling a calf harm and subsequently opting out, 2019 noticed him pitch to a three.22 ERA between the Blue Jays and the Mets.
Because it stands, the Bombers have some work to do that offseason after bombing out within the ALDS vs. the Rays: with Masahiro Tanaka and James Paxton each free brokers, New York might very properly probably flip to the free agent market to solidify the rotation. They’ve just a few intriguing younger arms, together with Deivi Garcia and Clarke Schmidt to fill out these roles as properly.
Stroman and the Yankees have related prior to now, each in commerce rumors and beef communicate. Stroman instructed TMZ Sports activities he’d wish to be a Yankee “someday” in 2019, whereas Yankees GM Brian Cashman made it clear he did not really feel Stroman was a match with the Yankees in 2019.
“We have been concerned with Stroman however we didn’t suppose he can be a difference-maker,” Cashman stated following the 2019 commerce deadline. “We felt he can be in our bullpen within the postseason.”
Stroman would not let the Yankees reside it down, with some critical sub-tweet recreation working deep into late innings in September 2019:
Stroman’s Mets tenure was restricted to only 11 begins, and the long-time Blue Jay could be very conversant in the AL East and would seamlessly slot into the Yankees’ rotation in 2020.
Nicely, if he and the Yanks can grill up this beef and eat it.