Chicago Cubs Star Marcus Stroman Slams New York Mets GM- “I’m Beyond Thankful I’m Gone”

Published 02/23/2022, 8:15 AM EST

Marcus Stroman has been known to be vocal on Twitter. On yet another occasion of Stroman making his opinion public about his former manager, the Chicago Cubs pitcher has taken a shot at his GM on the New York Mets, Billy Eppler. Expressing some pretty open opinions on the subject, Stroman set out a tweet to call out the newly appointed Mets Manager on the micro-blogging site.

Marcus Stroman featured on the Mets until the 2021 season before announcing a switch to the Windy City in December just prior to the lockout. Stroman will be pitching for the Cubs in 2022 from the mound on Wrigley Field and he seems to be happier for it.

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Marcus Stroman speaks out about Billy Eppler

Stroman was reportedly quite unhappy with the New York Mets GM and has made it known from his own account. The pitcher spent some time on the mound at Citi Field after his move from the Toronto Blue Jays in 2019; and although he recorded some great numbers, Stroman was unable to get the team pulling in the right direction while there.

His dissatisfaction with the front office, though this was amply clear of his tweet.

Stroman spent 2 seasons at the New York Mets in 2019 and 2021 and seems to be quite unhappy with the progress he made with the team. Reportedly, he even called out the manager for a “lack of awareness in his previous position,” possibly referring to Eppler’s stint with the LA Angels.

Stroman has expressed his unhappiness with the New York Mets front office previously too; speaking about his teammate Michael Conforto, Stroman has expressed some strong opinions.

Marcus Stroman on the Chicago Cubs

Marcus Stroman seems prepared and ready for a new challenge with the Chicago Cubs. After his transfer, Stroman seems to have worked on endearing himself to the Chicago fanbase. These have included giving out free tickets to contest winners of the Cubs and even attempting to help the club sign the services of superstar shortstop Carlos Correa.

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Stroman’s top moment for the Cubs, however, has only been online. The league has been in a lockout since the day of his transfer and Stroman has not sported the Cubs jersey yet, but the pitcher is clearly excited by the prospect of taking the mound at Wrigley Field.

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With the 2022 season slated to start soon, fans will be excited. Cubs faithful surely can’t wait for when the #0 jersey takes the Wrigley Field by storm. With the New York Mets as well have put together a solid roster, the two teams will surely be in contention for the top spot. But who are you most excited to see next season?

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Aditya Deshingkar

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Aditya Deshingkar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. An aspiring lawyer, Aditya is a final year student of the law program at GLC. Notably, as an avid sports lover, he shares a keen interest in NBA, MLB, and Formula 1.

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