The New York Yankees are in dire need of pitching support, especially after allowing 56 runs in their last five games. The staters have been atrocious, averaging together well over a 4.00 ERA. There’s now not a single starter on the team averaging below a 4.00 ERA on the year.
With this imposition of the rotation, it has made bringing in a capable starter a necessity. General manager Brian Cashman has made trade deadline deals before, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it happen again. Options such as Marcus Stroman, Noah Syndergaard, Trevor Bauer, and Madison Bumgarner are all on the target as the Yanks inch closer to finding a new pitcher.
However, one of the league’s best pitchers this season is Stroman, who is simply excited to take his talents to a big market where the pressure is on. He seems to embrace the challenge and wants to be a part of a successful club.
The Yanks and Blue Jay are currently in talks in regards to the 28-year-old. Stroman’s contract expires after next season, so the Yanks would be looking to extend him if they are forced to give up a player like Clint Frazier in a potential deal.
MLB.com’s Jon Morosi tweeted that the two clubs have been in talks, but it’s not clear if any momentum has been gained.
What would Marcus Stroman bring to the New York Yankees?
Over 21 starts on the year, Stroman has an amazing 2.96 ERA. If that isn’t enough to draw attention, what will? His tenacity and mentality towards the game fit perfectly with how the Yankees approach success. His fire and attitude might seem to be a bit aggressive, but it all centers around winning.
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The Bombers have always seemed to favor strikeout-centric pitchers, like Noah Syndergaard, but bringing in that type of quality can’t be overlooked. Marcus is a ground ball machine and that’s acceptable in Yankee Stadium.
Stroman grew up on Long Island, so he’s familiar with the New York state of mind and what is expected of him at that level. His influence could give the starting rotation some confidence after being shell-shocked by the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins.