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Aug 6, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (0) throws a pitch in the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 6, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (0) throws a pitch in the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports
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DETROIT, MI – JULY 19: Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman #6 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers during a MLB game at Comerica Park on July 19, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

A reunion with the Toronto Blue Jays makes sense for this short-term Mets pitcher

Who says you can’t go home? My mother apparently to my father when I was around 13 and they split up.

But beyond those personal scars from my teenage years, nobody says it.

Stroman kind of did come home when he joined the Mets back in 2019. A Long Island native, the trade to the Mets put him close to his hometown. However, it wasn’t the Mets he began his MLB career with.

The Toronto Blue Jays came up just shy of the playoffs this year and will certainly return in 2022 with some vengeance. The team is young and exciting. How can a player not want to end up there?

A big issue for Stroman in 2021 was the lack of run support he received. This wouldn’t be a problem whatsoever in Toronto. Those kids can hit. And as several of their pitchers showed this year and in previous seasons, it’s not exactly a black hole for pitchers like some other ballparks can be.

The Blue Jays tend to be one of those sneaky clubs that we forget exist and have money to burn. Last offseason, we saw them swoop in and sign George Springer away from the runner-up in his sweepstakes: the Mets.

I fully expect the Blue Jays to at least talk to Stroman and his representation about a reunion.

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