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  • Writer's pictureDominic Konareski

The Yankees Ignored This Key Stat While Signing Marcus Stroman

I could already hear the chants echo in Yankee Stadium: “Stro-o-oo-OOo’mann”

The New York Yankees officially announced that they have signed free agent starting pitcher

Marcus Stroman to a 2-year / $37M contract extending through the 2025 season with a conditional player option for the 2026 season.

To make room for the seasoned vet on the 40-man roster, the Yankees DFA’d Oscar Gonzalez. It is expected that Stroman will slot into the No. 3 spot in the starting rotation behind Carlos Rodon.

Marcus Stroman is no stranger to New York, growing up in Medford. Stroman would spend two seasons with the Mets (2020, 2021 | DNP in 2020 (COVID opt out)) after he was dealt from the Blue Jays to the Citi.

Stroman’s numbers as a Met in 44 starts saw him post a 14-15 record with a 3.21 ERA and a WHIP of 1.228 in 238.2 innings. 2021 was the best season of his career with a 3.02 ERA in 179 innings.

Since leaving the Mets, Stroman has spent the last two seasons with the Chicago Cubs. Both seasons were met with ERA’s at or above 3.50, and saw a combined win-loss record of 16-16 in 50 starts. Stroman failed to pitch more than 139 innings+ in each of his last two seasons.

In the Bronx through 11 starts the righty has put up a 6.06 ERA and a 2-6 record in 52 innings pitched. Stroman has allowed 64 hits in the Cathedral of baseball, and has averaged 4.2 innings pitched at Yankee Stadium.

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