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:
“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: