Cubs' Marcus Stroman Offering Opponents Rolexes for Pitching Well

When the Chicago Cubs signed Marcus Stroman they knew they were getting a good teammate for their clubhouse, little did they know he would try to motivate other teams. 

Stroman took to social media on Monday and offered Cleveland Guardians right-hander Triston McKenzie and Atlanta Braves pitcher Touki Toussaint Rolexes if they pitch well. Yes, you just read that correctly as many across the baseball world are shaking their heads.

When's the last time a player offered an opponent of the same league an expensive watch for performing? Why is he giving motivation to a player of  team his club could be battling it out for a wildcard spot? 

As for what you can expect from the two starters, turns out they do have some work to do compared to their previous stats:
McKenzie has never pitched more than 120 innings in the majors, while the most Toussaint has thrown was 50 last season. The 24-year-old McKenzie is one of the top young pitchers in Cleveland's organization and is projected to begin the season in its starting rotation. Toussaint, meanwhile, has just 21 major-league starts under his belt since 2018 and is expected to fill a bullpen role for the Braves in 2022.

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