Marcus Stroman either took one team out of the running ahead of his free agency Wednesday, or he made a not-so-subtle sales pitch.
When Barstool Sports' Jared Carrabis noted on Twitter that New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Stroman "wasn't a difference-maker," the right-hander responded, "There's no current Yankee pitcher who will be anywhere in my league over the next 5-7 years," aside from Gerrit Cole. He subsequently exempted Luis Severino as well.
Marcus Stroman @STR0
@Jared_Carrabis @alex_gorell Besides Cole, there’s no current Yankee pitcher who will be anywhere in my league over the next 5-7 years. Their pitching always folds in the end. That lineup and payroll should be winning World Series’ left and right...yet they’re in a drought. Lol 🤷🏾♂️
He isn't the first impending free agent who commented on the state of Yankees pitching.
Nonetheless, the 29-year-old will hit the open market.
It's tough to say whether Cashman saw Stroman's tweets since the latter doesn't have a verified account. Maybe Cashman can bring him in for a visit this offseason to get his forthright analysis in person.