While the New York Yankees made minimal moves this off-season, the ones added to the roster were no less than superstars. The front office meant serious business and thus traded Juan Soto in the first off-season move. In a steep and risky trade, the Yanks shipped five players in exchange for Soto and Trent Grisham.
With Juan Soto and Aaron Judge, the Yankees now have two of the best hitters in the league. The duo has the potential to shatter records next season. Meanwhile, the Bronx Bombers’ newest addition, Marcus Stroman, endorsed Soto in his latest press conference. And had nothing but words of praise to share for his new teammate.
Marcus Stroman Thinks Of Juan Soto As The Best Hitter He Ever Faced!
Earlier this week, the New York Yankees signed starting pitcher Marcus Stroman to end starting rotation woes. Stroman negotiated a two-year $37 million deal with a vesting option for a third year. Apparently, Marcus gets to exercise the 2026 season option if he pitches 120 or more innings in 2025. Meanwhile, Yankee general manager and the pitcher’s old foe Brian Cashman introduced the pitcher via a press meet held a couple of days ago. Marcus Stroman revealed how he thinks his being in the Bronx is a match made in heaven. He also assured the fans of a better performance. Stroman firmly believes that he will thrive under the pressure of New York. Apparently, the pitcher loves the limelight as it brings out the best in him.
Besides, Marcus Stroman also spoke highly of his new Yankees teammate Juan Soto. The pitcher thinks of Soto as the best hitter he ever faced in MLB. He explained that Soto’s knowledge of the strike zone, ability to fire on pitches in the zone, and his pitch recognition are remarkable. To Stroman, Juan Soto is just built different. Moreover, the pitcher seemed relieved that he got to be on the same side as Soto. And not face him, at least for the 2024 season. Besides, Stroman also spoke highly of captain Aaron Judge. He ranked Judge and Soto in the top 5 list of best active players across baseball. Meanwhile, Soto also acknowledged Marcus Stroman’s endorsement. He shared a story via Instagram to express his excitement about sharing the locker room with the starting pitcher.
Marcus Stroman Feeling Surreal After Joining The Yankees!
For those unaware, Marcus Stroman grew up in a New York neighborhood. He was raised as a Yankee fan. And have always adored the franchise irrespective of the differences with Brian Cashman. Thus, in 2024, the pitcher will have his moment of homecoming. Understandably, the pitcher remains excited to set foot in the iconic Yankee Stadium.
Marcus Stroman says that he considers himself a perfect fit for the Bronx as he enjoys the challenges and limelight. Moreover, the pitcher deemed the Yankees roster capable of making a deep October run. “That’s why we play this game. To win championships and to go deep into October,” said Marcus Stroman.
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