Chicago Cubs pitcher Marcus Stroman is one of the most polarizing pitchers in the game, for many reasons.
However, one thing is true: Ever since he put pen to paper on a three-year, $71 million deal before the lockout, he has shown complete respect for the organization, its history and all that that comes with playing for the Cubs.
He has endeared himself to the fans and he understands where he is: he is the ace of a team that aspires to the playoffs.
They may not be fully in contention in 2022 (they might, though), but they will surely take a chance, behind Stroman.
He was pictured admiring the ivy-covered brick exterior wall, an iconic part of Wrigley Field.
Prayers to the highest. https://t.co/K04V7eWCKb
—Marcus Stroman (@STR0) April 12, 2022
Stroman wants to be mentioned among the Cubs Greats
He is now part of the Cubs rich history which included many star level players such as Ernie Banks, Ferguson Jenkins, Greg Maddux, Ryne Sandberg, Ron Santo, Andre Dawson, Billy Williams, Kerry Wood, Sammy Sosa, Derrek Lee , Mark Prior and many more.
Stroman may not be a conventional ace, but he certainly threw like an ace last year: With a 3.02 ERA in 179 innings with the New York Mets, he proved he could both missing bats and getting ground balls by the dozen, keeping his ERA low in the process. .
He is responsible for leading a rotation formed by Wade Miley, Justin Steele, Kyle Hendricks and other talented pitchers.
Stroman is in fact the symbol of today’s professional athlete: he often uses social media to engage with his fans.
Some of them don’t like him, but a huge group showed love and respect for a pitcher who showed he had a big heart.
Cubs fans are hoping to sneak into the 2022 playoffs, led by Stroman.