Two things we know with certainty are that the New York Yankees are doing quite a bit before that time Pitching will be year-end, and that the Toronto Blue Jays are big time donkeys. The Blue Jays are also owned by 28-year-old starter Marcus Stroman, who, along with everyone else, seems to believe he fits in well with New York.
The Blue Jays launched a series of three games against the Yankees in New York on Monday, and Stroman asked questions from the local media about possibly traded. He did not come out right and said that he wants nothing more than to be a Yankee before the season is over, but he came pretty close. From The Athletic:
"Obviously I'm on the Blue Jays and I love everything about Toronto and this organization," Stroman said before the Yankees 10-8 win. "I try to keep that in mind, because obviously you hear rumors all the time. I'm from New York and I'm a boy from New York. That says everything for itself. "[…]
" I love it, "said Stroman about his home state. I love excitement I love bright lights I love the competition I love pressure I've always loved to pitch here, although I do not necessarily have to pitch well here have always enjoyed it. "
Stroman has a great season with 100 innings and an ERA of 3.07. He honestly makes a lot of sense as a trading target for the Yankees who provide a wealth of young hit talents. In the meantime, the Blue Jays need a complete remodeling and should have as many prospects as possible for building up Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
More importantly, Stroman is the kind of player that is much more fun. Watch when he has the opportunity to participate in meaningful high-stakes games. Imagine how great it would be to see him in a playoff game against the Red Sox, and not in a mid-June snoozer:
Clint Frazier for Marcus Stroman, anyone? New York gets a man who can eat a few innings and fight the Red Sox, and Toronto gets its favorite player type: a moody and talented crazy with cool hair. Everyone wins!