Thursday was a bad day for Blue Jays fans.
The same couldn’t be said of Marcus Stroman, the former Jay who took a photo at his old club while celebrating the successful business his New York Mets had done.
Much of the Jays’ fan base was disappointed to learn that the Mets had struck an impact deal with Cleveland, winning all-star shortstop Francisco Lindor and veteran right-hander Carlos Carrasco – despite reported interest Jays and the deep links between organizations.
Stroman, meanwhile, was partying.
“Not only two of the best in the game… but two of the most humble and down to earth human beings on the planet,” Stroman tweeted of his new teammates.
The right-hander, who spent six years with the Jays before a trade in July 2019, also tweeted that new Mets owner Steve Cohen is already “a legend,” suggested he helped make the trade a success. actually speaking about it in a recent podcast, and was grateful for some positive news at a difficult time for the company.
Responding to a fan who expressed disappointment with the Jays for letting Lindor escape, Stroman added that the Toronto front office “would never build the team they should around their incredible core of young players.”
“It’s a parody.”
The Mets sent infielders Andres Gimenez and Amed Rosario, right-hander Josh Wolf and outfielder Isaiah Greene to Cleveland.