New York Yankees pivoted to Marcus Stroman this off-season after losing out on big guns like Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Blake Snell. In the backdrop of a past feud, Stroman’s signing shocked many. But the pitcher reaffirmed his commitment to serving the Bronx Bombers to the best of his ability.
Marcus Stroman, in his introductory press conference, reckoned how he feels misunderstood. And wants to change the ‘bad guy’ narrative around him with a successful stint in the Bronx. But will Stroman manage to attain the desired success with the Yankees amid immense pressure and the tense atmosphere of the Yankee stadium? Skipper Aaron Boone recently shared insights on the same with a unique take.
Yankees Skipper In Awe Of Marcus Stroman’s Consistency, Looking Forward For A Successful 2024 Season!
The New York Yankees signed right-hander Marcus Stroman in a two-year $37 million steal deal with a third-year conditional option. Stroman opted out of the Chicago Cubs’ player option to test free agency waters. He found solace in none other than the Bronx Bombers, for whom he had nothing but bad things to say a few years ago. The pitcher was involved in a public feud with Yankee general manager Brian Cashman over the latter’s criticism of the pitcher’s efficiency. Regardless, for the near future, the hatches have been buried as Stroman begins his new journey in the pinstripes. Meanwhile, ahead of the new season, Aaron Boone opened up on his expectations from Marcus and what he loves the most about the right-hander.
Aaron Boone, while speaking on YES Network, said that he has always been amazed by Marcus Stroman’s consistency. Boone ranks him as a reliable pitcher who has been a man of crisis for over a few years now. Not only that, the skipper appreciated Stroman’s dedication towards his craft and overall physical conditioning. “I do think he’ll be a guy that remains in top form for a number of years,” added Boone. Another thing that encouraged the manager to pivot to Marcus Stroman was his commitment to the franchise. He revealed that being with the Yanks was always how Stroman pictured his end game to be. “With what I believe our offense is going to be, he should be very successful,” said Aaron Boone. Ahead of his debut season, Stroman has his skipper’s blessings as he looks to live his dream this year in the Bronx.
Brian Cashman-Marcus Stroman Laughed Off Past Differences!
Before signing a mid-term deal with the New York Yankees, Marcus Stroman sat across Brian Cashman in Tampa to bury past differences. In his introductory press conference, the pitcher confirmed that the Yankees GM indeed issued an apology. But he didn’t feel the need for it as it was a clear case of misunderstanding.
Meanwhile, Brian Cashman also added that his words were misinterpreted. He had dialed the pitcher the next day after the controversy blew out to apologize. Cashman took full responsibility for the feud and revealed how they laughed it off before signing a deal this off-season. The water is indeed under the bridge, as Stroman can proudly call himself a Yankee.
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