Former Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman is all talk, no results with the Chicago Cubs.
Marcus Stroman put together quite a solid campaign with the Mets last season, pitching to a 3.02 ERA in 179.0 innings and 33 starts. His performance after opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns made many fans believe and hope that the Mets could retain him and sign a long-term contract.
But he bolted Flushing to take his talents to the North Side of Chicago on a 3-year, $71 million pact with the Cubs before the lockout to bolster their rotation.
He then spent his offseason taking shots at the Mets organization, claiming Billy Eppler was complicit in the Angels’ Tyler Skaggs scandal in which the pitcher died from drugs, and accused fans of racist behavior and sending death threats while playing in Quens. He also became a Brodie Van Wagenen client on Tuesday. Wagenen was the general manager that brought him to Queens in a trade in 2019, whom the Mets fired instantly after Steve Cohen became the owner.
The talk has proven to be inexpensive, as the ex-Met is 2-5 with a 5.32 ERA in nine starts before landing on the injured list last week with shoulder inflammation. In his last start on June 4, he gave up nine runs in four innings in a blowout loss to the Cardinals.
He probably should have spent more time getting ready for the season than trash talking on Twitter because his talk is not adding up.