Thick-Skinned Marcus Stroman Tweets About Arbitration L

Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman had a strong 2017 season: pitched over 200 innings, posted a 3.09 ERA, and even won a Gold Glove if you’re into that thing. However, none of those feats were able to help him secure a victory in arbitration.

Stroman revealed his arbitration defeat with a dramatic tweet on Thursday:

Lost arbitration. Is what it is. Looking forward to going out and dealing again. The negative things that were said against me, by my own team, will never leave my mind. I’m thick-skinned so it will only fuel the fire. Can’t wait for this year! #HDMH

— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) February 15, 2018

“The negative things that were said against me, by my own team, will never leave my mind.”

– Something you’d definitely expect someone with thick skin to say.

According to Sportsnet, Marcus filed for $6.9 million while the Blue Jays had a slightly lower figure at $6.5 million. Even with the loss, Marcus is receiving a $3.1 million pay raise from last season. He will have to deal with two more years of the arbitration process before hitting free agency.

Pissy tweet aside, Blue Jays fans should be happy about Marcus using this as fuel for the upcoming season:

I kill myself daily for my family, friends, fans, and teammates. Work ethic beyond elite. More of the same going forward. Less communication with anyone trying to take away from that. I’m turning all the way up this year! #HDMH

— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) February 15, 2018

Can’t wait to be back in Toronto this year. Dealing on my mound. For the entire country of Canada! 🇨🇦 @BlueJays #HDMH

— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) February 15, 2018

Love me some adversity.

— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) February 15, 2018