MLB trade rumors: Jays’ Marcus Stroman emotional after possible last Toronto start

first_imgWhen he left after the seventh inning, cheers and a standing ovation erupted from the stands of Rogers Centre, and Stroman yelled out “This is my house!” walking out.“Just thought it could be my last outing here,” Stroman told The Star. “I’ve always been emotional. I feel like I’ve had a pretty good tenure as a Blue Jay. Hopefully this will be my third year throwing 200 innings or more. I feel like I’ve pitched pretty well in the best division in baseball. There’s been no willingness from the front office to sign me, so I’ve just come to terms with it.” Related News MLB wrap: Record-tying second inning helps Cardinals keep pace with Cubs Stroman has been mentioned as a possible target for the Yankees, along with the Braves and Phillies.The loss was Stroman’s first since June 20 against the Rangers, ending a streak of five unbeaten starts. His ERA this season now is 2.96 with a 6-11 record.If Stroman is traded, he will join his second MLB team after spending five seasons with the Jays. He was drafted by Toronto 22nd overall in the 2012 draft, but stayed in the minors until he was called up in 2014. Stroman, 28, said the reality hit him that it could be his last start in front of a Toronto crowd and that he could be somewhere else by the July 31 deadline.“I realized that it could possibly been my last home start so definitely just wanted to show the crowd some love,” Stroman said. “Because the last six, seven years that I’ve been a Blue Jay, it’s been unbelievable. I don’t know what’s gonna happen here so I’m truly not trying to think about it, I’m just trying to take it day by day.” MLB trade rumors: Mets ‘open to dealing’ closer Edwin Diaz The Marcus Stroman era in Toronto might be over.Amid rumors that the Blue Jays are looking to move the pitcher, Stroman took the mound Wednesday night against the Indians, where he allowed one run in Cleveland’s eventual 4-0 win. MLB trade rumors: Yankees will not give up top prospect for anyone less than Noah Syndergaardlast_img

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