3 ex-Mets having All-Star worthy seasons in 2023

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2) Former Mets player who deserves an All-Star roster spot: Marcus Stroman

Another member of the 2020 Mets, but in a different way because he opted out, Marcus Stroman is an even more obvious All-Star than Wacha. In fact, Stroman is an early Cy Young contender. At 9-4 with a 2.28 ERA after 16 starts, he is or has a place among the league leaders in baseball in several statistics.

Stroman’s time with the Mets was longer and more significant than Wacha’s. A member for the final months of the 2019 season through the end of the 2021 campaign, he has spent the last year and a half with the Chicago Cubs posting some pretty good numbers.

Stroman never did make it to the All-Star Game with the Mets but the only real shot he had was in 2021 when the club’s lone representative was Taijuan Walker. Stroman finished 10-13 with a 3.02 ERA that season. The one year he did get the honor was in 2019 during his final stretch with the Toronto Blue Jays prior to getting traded to the Mets.

Barring some kind of extreme slump, Stroman looks like an automatic choice to represent the Cubs this year. History may even repeat itself with Stroman getting traded away only a few weeks after the All-Star selection. The Cubs need to pull themselves together to avoid becoming sellers like the 2019 Blue Jays became.