MLB Trade Rumors: 2 MORE Teams That Marcus Stroman Turned Down In Free Agency Revealed

During the frenzy of free agency, Marcus Stroman found himself at the center of attention, courted by both the San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres, according to Jon Heyman.

Both teams, eager to fortify their pitching rotations, extended offers to the seasoned right-hander, recognizing his talent and experience as a valuable asset.

The Giants, under new management, envisioned Stroman as a key piece in their rebuilding efforts, while the perennially competitive Padres saw him as a crucial addition to their pursuit of postseason success.

Despite compelling offers from both the Giants and Padres, Stroman's heart led him back to his roots as he ultimately chose to sign with the New York Yankees on a two-year, $37M deal.

The 32-year-old is off to a great start this season, posting a 2.12 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, with 17 strikeouts across 17 innings and three starts.

The allure of pitching for his hometown team, coupled with a lucrative deal, proved too enticing to resist. While the Giants and Padres actively sought to secure Stroman's services, financial considerations and personal connections ultimately guided his decision towards the Bronx Bombers.

Over the last three seasons, Stroman has pitched to a 3.45 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, with 396 strikeouts across 454.1 innings and 85 appearances.

Both teams swiftly shifted their focus to other targets, with the Giants securing Blake Snell and the Padres acquiring Dylan Cease as they continued their quest to build competitive pitching staffs for the upcoming season. Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports