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Marcus Stroman rips Yankees when fan attempts to persuade him to sign with team

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 2021-11-16

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Marcus Stroman couldn’t have made it much more clear that he won’t be signing with the Yankees this offseason.

The free agent pitcher, in a series of tweets, shut down any chance of pitching in pinstripes after one Twitter user sparked the discussion with a photoshop of Stroman in a Yankee uniform.

Stroman’s response? The highly-used GIF of 50 Cent laughing and driving away from Turtle in the HBO show Entourage, clearly insinuating that the idea of Stroman pitching in the Bronx was a laughable one.

Taijuan Walker, Stroman’s teammate with the Mets last season, laughed at the reply, to which Stroman responded “Durags, dreads, and tattoos ain’t going anywhere cuz. Lol,” clearly showing Stroman’s disagreement with the Yankees’ player appearance policies.

But Stroman didn’t stop there, clapping back at Yankee fans who flocked in to stand up for their favorite team.

“You mad because that crazy payroll continues to let you down year after year?” Stroman tweeted. “Get off my page and go communicate with the front office bitter boy,” concluding with a clown face emoji.

One fan responded by referencing the Mets’ high payroll last season, which ended in a sub-.500 record despite a superb season by Stroman. The righty had an answer to that as well.

“Yankees haven’t won a World Series since 2009,” Stroman said. “They routinely spend more than any other team and acquire the biggest names at every trade deadline. The way the spend and players they get should result in much more success than they’ve had…you don’t agree?”

Stroman may have some bitterness towards the Yankees that stems from the 2019 season, when the Yankees were interested in a trade for him prior to the deadline. That never happened, with general manager Brian Cashman saying later in the year that the Yanks “didn’t think he would be a difference-maker,” and felt he would have been in the bullpen during their postseason run, which ended in the ALCS.

Stroman responded to that comment, a questionable one considering the Yankees had some sub-par starting pitching options like J.A. Happ and an aging and banged-up CC Sabathia at the time, by posting his stats compared to the Yankee starters that season.

Needless to say, while the Yanks could use starting pitching help, it doesn’t seem like it will come from Stroman.

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