4 former Mets players making a case to be an All-Star in 2024

There could be more ex-Mets in this year's All-Star Game than current ones.
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2) Marcus Stroman

Much less a fan-favorite than Lugo, Marcus Stroman is still bound for the All-Star Game—unless he bows out which seems like something he’d do. Stroman was a very good Mets pitcher with a complicated relationship with the fans. His return home to New York, now as a member of the Yankees, has gone very well. In the absence of Gerrit Cole, Stroman has stepped up and been one of the team’s best pitchers although they have quite a few to choose from.

Stroman has managed to dodge controversy in the Bronx. Outside of his reluctance to pitch on Opening Day for the Yankees, things have gone swimmingly for the righty in his tenth MLB season.

Through 12 starts, Stroman is 5-2 with a 2.73 ERA. His walks are up to 3.8 per 9 with his strikeouts down to 7.1 per 9. Soft contact and a 19.2% of line drives against him is what has made Stroman so successful in a hitter’s ballpark. 

Of note, Stroman was selected to last year’s All-Star team but chose not to attend. Instead, he favored the extra rest. With quite a few other Yankees players to choose from, could this former Mets pitcher get overlooked because of the expected “hard pass” from him yet again?