Marcus Stroman Finished With the New York Mets

The Marcus Stroman sweepstakes are certainly underway and the starting pitcher is right in the middle of everything. Stroman is one of the only players in sports who loves to get involved with the chatter on Twitter and in the media and on Friday he basically crossed a return to the New York Mets off his list.

The free-agent hurler tweeted out that he was the source to confirm he wasn't going to re-sign with the Mets. Stroman went on to mention the team prefers other pitchers:

I would love to be back on the squad next year. I've proven that I can pitch in NY...others usually crumble under the New York pressure. However, I know a source who says front office rather the other pitchers on the market. I'm going to dominate wherever I end up. The source is me.

Stroman certainly doesn't lack confidence in his own abilities and considering he's a 61-60 career pitcher some question where the puffy chest comes from. The former All-Star and Gold Glover winner is on the open market after accepting the Mets' one-year $18.9-million qualifying offer. Now any team that signs him receives draft-pick compensation so some teams are shy to pull the trigger.

Last season with the Mets the Medford, New York native went 10-13 with a 3.02 ERA in 33 starts. He comes with a variety of above average pitches, a bull dog mentality and a ton of confidence. Sorry, Mets fans. Seems like the break up is inevitable.

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