With teams such as the Rays, Braves, Padres and Yankees in pursuit off young Toronto ace Marcus Stroman, an unexpected team has landed the pitcher that many consider prize of the deadline.
According to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi, the deal is in place and pending physical. Stroman, a Long Island Native, has posted a 2.96 ERA this season in a heavy AL East that consists of great Yankee, Red Sox and Ray lineups. Despite his great ERA, he’s 6-11. The Mets expect that record to be a product of his environment, especially in a day where wins and losses mean as little as they actually do.
For the Mets, it’s a headscratching move. They’re currently attempting to trade ace Noah Syndergaard. Maybe taking the biggest prize skyrockets the price on Syndergaard?
Players going to Toronto are currently unknown. Stroman is the second player the Jays have traded today; the first being Eric Sogard to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Pro Sports Extra will keep you updated as details become available.
UPDATE: The Blue Jays receive 2018 Mets 2nd rounder Simeon Woods Richardson in Stroman deal, who has more strikeouts (97) this season than walks and hits combined (95). Anthony Kay is also heading North of the Border, who is the Mets #4 overall prospect.
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