Chicago was slowly turning into a White Sox town after the Sox recent success but after today’s move, some think Cubs might be thinking differently about the team’s future. Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman signed a three-year, $71 million deal to join the Chicago Cubs.
670 The Score’s Matt Spiegel was the first to break the news.
Marcus Stroman made the news official with the tweets below.
MLB Insider Jeff Passan was the first to share the contract information. The Stroman/Cubs deal is for three years, $71 million.
Stroman, 31, started 33 games (tied for most in the majors) for the New York Mets in 2021. He posted a 3.02 ERA (60 ER/179 IP) with 44 walks and 158 strikeouts. In 2021, he saw career bests in ERA, WHIP, strikeout rate, and walk rate.
If his recent tweets and likes on Twitter have anything to say, Stroman is excited to be in Chicago.
He’s even out here recruiting other free agents and future free agents.