Marcus Stroman Angry With Cubs Over Extension Talks

Marcus Stroman is never one to hide his feelings. He's made it quite clear recently that he loves everything about being a Chicago Cub, and with an opt-out after this season, he'd like to open talks on an extension. But so far, the Cubs aren't obliging.

Stroman took to Twitter to put his feelings about the Cubs' silent treatment out there, responding to a fan account.

"My agent and I made multiple attempts to engage them on an extension," wrote Stroman. "Club wasn’t interested in exploring it now. Will see how it plays out! Love everything about the @Cubs organization!"

“I’m just being straight up and real and honest with the negotiations,” Stroman continued, telling reporters. “I want nothing more than to be a Cub. I kill myself 24/7 — on and off the field — to perform well, to keep my body in position, keep my mind in position. I truly believe I prepare like nobody else, so I know my worth. We’ve been going to the front office from spring training, very open that I want to be here. We’ve continued those thoughts. Up until now, there’s been nothing from their side. No offers, no talks, really, at all.

"I’m just putting that out there. But I’m not going to talk about it anymore."

Stroman is simply one of the best pitchers in baseball right now. He's got 12 quality starts in 14 games pitched and owns the only complete game shutout in the majors this season. He has a league-leading 2.42 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP.

If an extension isn't reached, it's possible that Stroman would become one of the biggest chips on the trade market next month, despite that $21M opt-out.

It's certainly something to keep an eye on. And all we have to do is follow Stroman on Twitter for all the latest.

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