When will people learn that once you post something online, it’s there forever? And when will athletes learn to stop shit-talking the teams while they’re still under contract with them? Probably never. At least it’s entertaining for us.
To be fair, if I played for the terrible Toronto Blue Jays, I’d be unhappy too. They finished 2017 with a W-L record of 76-86. But it did take the Red Sox 19 innings to beat them on September 6, 2017, so I’m going to pivot back to Mr. Stroman now.
After losing in arbitration, Stroman took to social media to air his grievances, because apparently $6.5 million instead of $6.9 million is too horrible not to discuss in front of millions of people.
Marcus Stroman lost arbitration, went on a little tweet storm, called out his organization, deleted portions of his tweet storm, then tweeted out that 4th pic like nobody would notice.
He'll make $6.5M instead of the $6.9M he was requesting. pic.twitter.com/dOBNeISg7V
— Andrew Tashian (@Tashville401) February 15, 2018
The funniest part about this whole thing is Stroman saying he’s thick-skinned when he’s clearly so upset that he had to bitch about it on Twitter in not one, not two, but like ten separate tweets.
Last year, he was singing a different tune when he won his 2017 arbitration case and got an extra $300K from Toronto:
Shout to the @BlueJays for being extremely professional throughout the entire process as well!
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) February 14, 2017
To be fair, Stroman won a Gold Glove in 2017, went 13-9, and posted a 3.09 ERA, so the Jays probably could’ve afforded to give him that extra $400K. But he acts like such a whiny little brat that I don’t feel too bad for him. Plus, he’s still making millions to play the best sport in the world, so like, shut up?
It’s ironic that athletes, the people in our society who are supposed to be these strong, powerful, tough figures, often react to ‘adverse’ situations like this. Pablo Sandoval and Isaiah Thomas are prime examples of players who end up bitching and moaning, distracting from their actual athletic prowess.
In future news, Marcus Stroman has probably been traded.