After Steve Cohen hit a home run during Tuesday’s press conference, it resonated throughout baseball. It led to Marcus Stroman returning to the New York Mets after accepting the one-year/$18.9 million deal to return to Flushing for at least one more season.
After watching the presser, I’m beyond excited to play for you sir. I could feel the excitement and passion you’re going to bring daily. Let’s go be great! @StevenACohen2
— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) November 11, 2020
Stroman opted out of the 2020 season after the combination of an injury,, and COVID-19 scares kept him away. The new contract makes Stroman the third highest-paid player on the team and likely was more than he would have received in free agency after spending 2020 on the sidelines.
Stroman and Cohen seem to get along already just fine as a few friendly tweets were thrown each other’s way. There is strong character in both Stroman and Cohen, which makes it look like a good marriage for at least one more season.
New Mets Rotation
The Mets now have a rotation of Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and David Peterson to join Stroman. The final slot could go to Seth Lugo but he seems ticketed for the bullpen. Trevor Bauer is still on the marked along with a couple useful depth pieces.
Steve Cohen’s affect on the franchise is already showing as Stroman made it a no-brainer to return. Another owner called Sandy Alderson after the presser as well. Early on in this odd free agency period, it already looks like the Mets are in a spot they have not found themselves at in years.