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SportsAmid Trade Rumors, Marcus Stroman's Twitter Is Driving Everyone A Little Nuts

18:35  11 july  2019
18:35  11 july  2019 Source:   deadspin.com

Yankees trade rumors: New York inquiring about package deal for Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman, Ken Giles

Yankees trade rumors: New York inquiring about package deal for Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman, Ken Giles New York has inquired about a potential package deal for Toronto starter Marcus Stroman and reliever Ken Giles, according to TSN.

Marcus Stroman followed. Pinned Tweet . Congrats to Marcus Stroman , our friend and partner, on being selected as an #MLB all star!! The entire Cargojet team is behind you!! #pitchperfect #cargoculture #jetvibes @ajayvirmani1 @MStrooo6 pic. twitter .com/ahPcWYFhKv.

The fact that Stroman ’ s on pace for another 200-inning season is key considering he amassed a mere 102 1/3 during an injury-shortened 2018. Signing him may make a Stroman trade unnecessary in the estimation of Atlanta’s front office. Brewers: Even though their rotation has been less than stellar

Amid Trade Rumors, Marcus Stroman's Twitter Is Driving Everyone A Little Nuts© Photo: John Minchillo (AP)Marcus Stroman is having an excellent season, putting up a 3.18 ERA for a woebegone Toronto team in the first half and earning his first All-Star election.

Marcus Stroman is going somewhere. The Blue Jays starter is having an excellent season, putting up a 3.18 ERA for a woebegone Toronto team in the first half and earning his first All-Star election. He’s also still got another arbitration-eligible year left, making him an attractive trade deadline target for: just about every good team.

Stroman knows he’s gone, saying he’s “come to terms” with it. The question is, where? The Yankees want him (and he, a Long Island native, wants the Yankees). The Twins want him. The Braves want him. The Astros want him. Everyone wants him! Stroman knows this, and he is not exactly going out of his way to quench the silly-season thirst for rumors and hints.

Marcus Stroman named Blue Jays all-star; Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in home run derby

Marcus Stroman named Blue Jays all-star; Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in home run derby TORONTO — Ace right-handed pitcher Marcus Stroman will be the Toronto Blue Jays representative at Major League Baseball's all-star game next week. The 28-year-old Stroman, 5-9 with a 3.18 earned-run average, will make his first all-star game appearance. He will be joined at the all-star break on July 8-9 by Blue Jays rookie third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who will compete in the home run derby. In his latest outing on Saturday, Stroman left the game early after throwing two pitches in the fifth inning because of some discomfort in his non-throwing shoulder.

Stroman liked a tweet from @BtBScore that said “ Marcus Stroman might be the next #Yankees or Stroman explained liking the picture as a way for him to bookmark the article and come back to it “My likes in my Twitter are articles I can go back to and articles I can reference and I happened to read

Stroman liked a tweet by a blog that pushed a link to a post called “ Marcus Stroman might be the next Yankees or Twins” ace." “I hear the same rumors that you guys hear and it’ s all hearsay at this point. I would never want to get caught up in one rumor because at the end of the day it’ s out of my

On Tuesday afternoon before the All-Star Game (in which Stroman did not pitch as he takes advantage of the extra rest to deal with a lingering cramp), he liked a blog post with a headline indicating his potential next destination(s).

A clue! Or at least an indication of his preferences! Yes? No. Stroman was forced to clarify that likes are not endorsements.

“I just read the article,” Stroman said. “My likes in my Twitter are articles I can go back to and articles I can reference and I happened to read the article and it was praising me. It was saying a bunch of good things. I just like it. It kind of reviewed my career. It kind of said my stats, that I’m a groundball pitcher. It said a bunch of good things. That’s kind of the reason I liked it, not necessarily because it said I was coming to the Yankees. It said the Twins, too.

Stroman won't miss time after leaving start with pectoral cramp

Stroman won't miss time after leaving start with pectoral cramp Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman left Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals in discomfort during the fifth inning after he requested a trainer to the mound. He was later diagnosed with a left shoulder pectoral cramp, the team announced. Stroman felt pain in his non-throwing shoulder after throwing a couple of warm-up pitches in the fifth inning, according to Sportsnet's Hazel Mae. His final pitch before exiting was clocked at 89.5 mph, below the veteran's game average of 92.4 mph, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman may not be a future Yankee after all. With dots seemingly connecting Blue Jays righty Marcus Stroman to the Yankees on a daily basis, one insider doesn’t seem to believe New York is as interested in the Follow him on Twitter @JoeGiglioSports.

Stroman , a New York native, has said all the right things about possibly coming to the Bronx. But that might not matter, because Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins told the Toronto Sun he’ s not fully committed to moving “I hear the same rumors that you guys hear and it’ s all hearsay at this point.

“My likes are bookmarks, for sure. My likes get blown up here and there as, ‘Oh, he like this.’ But I promise you they’re usually articles I enjoy to read. I even sometimes will send them to my parents, my mom, my agent, whoever. Just an easy way, like you said, to bookmark and log everything I like.”

And so, with one fire extinguished, Stroman lit another one. On Wednesday, the most sportsless night of the year, when none of us had anything better to do but read Twitter tea leaves, Stroman tweeted this:

He gone?

He gone???

Around the same time—maybe coincidentally, maybe not—a rumor started circulating that the Braves and Jays had a deal in place for Stroman. Where this rumor came from, it was impossible to pinpoint. That made it the best kind of rumor: unfalsifiable. Braves fans celebrated. Yankees fans rent their garments. Jon Heyman pooped on it all:

Stroman won't pitch this weekend, could miss All-Star Game

Stroman won't pitch this weekend, could miss All-Star Game Toronto Blue Jays ace Marcus Stroman won't pitch this weekend due to a lingering cramp in his left pectoral/shoulder area.

Go To Hoops Rumors . Padres, Blue Jays Discussing Marcus Stroman Deal. The ongoing trade discussion would not include the uppermost echelon of Padres’ prospects, though Morosi names pitchers Logan Allen and Michael Baez as two prospects who could be on the table.

Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman is on the trade block and could be a target for the Yankees. As Castrovince notes, the Yankees- Stroman rumors have been so strong and constant of late that it almost feels like a false flag at this point.

Stroman, who is either very good at this Twitter thing, or accidentally very good at this Twitter thing, waited an hour and a half to clear up his in-retrospect-not-very-cryptic tweet.

A nice little vacation! He deserves it.

Stroman is going to be traded in the next three weeks. When it happens, I promise you it will be reported and announced in the normal way, in plain English (or French, if RDS breaks it), and will not require solving a sub-Dan-Brown–level treasure hunt to determine Stroman’s destination. Unless this Twitter like of his means he’s going to Boston.

The Blue Jays’ best trade deadline pitch starts with Stroman.
The Blue Jays will have to trade pitching to get pitching by MLB’s July 31 deadline. They have been prioritizing the need for fresh arms with upside to complement some impressive depth elsewhere, especially around the infield. Their best shot will be to deal veteran pitchers, with available position players unlikely to draw much of a return. In the second half of our deep dive into the Jays’ options, here’s a look at who could be on the move and how the market is shaping up: Marcus Stroman, RH The market: Stroman is among the front-runners to be sold. Control over the starter, not eligible for free agency until after next season, is a selling point.

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