Yankees: Marcus Stroman’s Twitter commentary about free agency has NYY fans intrigued

Marcus Stroman of the New York Mets. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Marcus Stroman of the New York Mets. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Marcus Stroman is talking about the Yankees rotation on Twitter. Let the speculation begin.

We’re a couple weeks away from MLB free agency and New York Yankees fans are twisting themselves into a pretzel trying to figure out how general manager Brian Cashman is going to upgrade this roster with premium additions but with limited resources and roster spots. Doesn’t matter! The speculation will reign supreme!

So when soon-to-be free agent Marcus Stroman hit the Twitter machine on Wednesday, everyone tuned in. And we have to thank Barstool’s Jared Carrabis for taking a leap of faith here with one of the hottest offseason takes you’ll see in your lifetime to get this conversation going.

“Marcus Stroman is going to be the steal of the offseason.” Bold. The No. 2 free agent starter (probably) on the market is going to make whatever team he signs with better? Blown. Away. Get this guy in the broadcasting booth.


But forget that, because Stroman got in on the conversation after another user suggested that he thinks the Yankees will sign the right-hander. And Stro whipped out his analyst hat, pretty much bashing the Yankees rotation and suggesting New York could use his services because he blows every other Yankee pitcher besides Cole and Severino out of the water.

He explicitly stated there are “three spots in that staff that need help” and he’s not wrong. But Stro might not realize the Yankees probably want Masahiro Tanaka back. Plus they’re trying to groom young studs Deivi Garcia and Clarke Schmidt.

There’s certainly room for Stroman, but if the Yankees don’t want to spend, the excuses are in place.

Nonetheless, it’s exciting to know Stroman is open to the idea of playing anywhere and that he’s zeroing in on the Yankees pitching staff a couple weeks before teams can begin making offers to free agents. It certainly makes you wonder if this is a potential match, but it’ll all depend on the dollar figure, as usual.

He’s got a good body of work and a winning attitude, but he might be out of the Yankees’ price range when you consider all the factors. But you never know. We could be looking at the first blockbuster “steal” of all time.