Former Duke baseball star pitcher Marcus Stroman doesn’t think the 2020 MLB season looks promising.
Baseball fans are continuing to grow restless and angry as the NBA and NHL are beginning to start the process of reopening their leagues while the owners and players cannot come to terms on a contract solution.
In the latest proposal from the owners, the highest-paid players would be taking a significant pay cut, some as much as 60 percent, while the lowest-paid players would receive their full contracts.
For example, a player making $35 million would only make $7.8 million in a shortened, fan-less 2020 season.
Current New York Met and former Duke baseball ace Marcus Stroman is not very optimistic about taking the field in 2020, firing off a series of tweets after the latest offer was released.
Stroman, 29, would be entering the final year of his contract and his first full season with the New York Mets after he was traded from the Toronto Blue Jays at last season’s trade deadline, something that still does not sit well with the right-hander.
The New York native was set to make a guaranteed $12 million in 2020 before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2021.
If the 2020 MLB season is not played, Marcus Stroman will still become a free agent in the offseason despite not making any of his salary in the potentially canceled season.
Throughout his six-year MLB career, Marcus Stroman posts a 51-47 record with a 3.76 ERA.
In his half-season with the Mets, he went 4-2 with a 3.77 ERA and struck out 60 batters in 59.2 innings pitched, while sporting a 6-11 record and a 2.96 ERA in the first half of the season with the Blue Jays.
Marcus Stroman’s combined 2019 ERA evened out to be 3.22 in 32 starts.
While many players and experts are still confident a deal will be worked out between the players and the owners, every day more doubt is creeping into the minds of baseball fans around the world that there might not be a Major League Baseball season in 2020.
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