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Dodgers Rumors: Should LA Consider Signing Marcus Stroman? Fans React

Insider links Marcus Stroman to LA.



With the Dodgers needing to prioritize started pitching this offseason, LA Times Dodgers beat writer Jorge Castillo threw out some names of starters the Dodgers could potentially go after in free agency. Stroman impressed in his contract year with the New York Mets, posting a 3.02 ERA, 3.49 FIP across 179 innings pitched.

The former All-Star is rumored to be seeking a deal that would pay him upwards of $25 million annually and the San Diego Padres are already being mentioned as a potential suitor. We discuss the possibility of LA pursuing right-handed hurler and if he would be a good fit in the Dodgers starting rotation next season.

Next, Dodgers fans offer strong opinions on the idea of LA adding the fiery pitcher. Plus, Blue Heaven Podcast hosts and the senior editors at Dodgers Nation, Clint Pasillas and Brook Smith weigh in on the possibility of Marcus Stroman joining the Dodgers.

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The comments on Twitter were all over the place on Stroman, with plenty of fans all on board and others seriously questioning potential clubhouse issues involving the pitcher.

Where do you stand on Stro?

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Written by Doug McKain

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      • I watched… I watched The Braves starter, Ian Anderson, throw 5 innings of no-hit ball. I then watched starter Max Fried throw 6 innings of shutout ball, in the 6th and deciding game of the series.
        Did you miss those games?

        • Max Fried – 3.5 million
          Ian anderson – rookie wages

          vs

          Millions for sherzer, millions for stroman, millions for other dodger starters

  1. Yes and have him to do his pre-start bullpen session in a playoff game. We’re such a nice ball club evening the playing field for our opponents

        • Very true what ya mentioned here, Don. It’s a definition of insanity, doing the same things over and over expecting different results. In that 2019 NLDS in game 5 against Nats, Roberts clearly said he would make those exact same pitching decisions over again.

  2. Pitchers come to LA and often excel. Stroman could come and be really good. But at the same time; Scherzer finishing his career in LA (2-3 years) could be what gets us deep in the post season again. Can’t really see Friedman going for both.

  3. Stroman is an innings eater at the back of the rotation. We’ve got that already for the MLB minimum in White, Jackson and The Catman. Why waste $25MM on him? Dustin May should be in the picture come August as well ( May 2020 TJ surgery).

  4. I think that he would be a great addition to our team. Throw in Scherzer coming back, and even consider signing Noah Syndergaard, Zach Davies, and even Justin Verlander.

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