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MLB rumors: Cubs won't re-sign Marcus Stroman before trade deadline

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Marcus Stroman( Marcus Stroman’s future in the North End remains uncertain.

Fox and The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that pitchers want extended stays at clubs, but organizations themselves Take a closer look at the trade deadline.

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MLBONFOX Marcus Stroman is the Cubs’ ace this season…  …but will he re-sign with Chicago? 🤔 Update from @Ken_Rosenthal :

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JUNE 15: Marcus Stroman #0 of the Chicago Cubs reacts against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field on June 15, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

” Strowman can opt out at the end of the season and he has been open about wanting to Stay in Chicago,” Rosenthal said. “However, the Cubs are not inclined to re-sign him before the trade deadline. They want to see if they are still in contention, and their budget for next season will depend on their performance.”

Rosenthal then said that if Strowman becomes a free agent, he would consider returning to Chicago.

“Strrowman, when I spoke to him yesterday, he understood where the team stands,” Rosen said. Tal said. “He said no matter what happens, he would like to have the opportunity to re-sign with the Cubs in the offseason.”

The right-hander signed a three-year, $71 million deal with the team before the 2022 season, but the third year involves a player option. Given his strong performance in 2023, he is very May opt out.

Strowman’s first year at Wrigleyville In general, he went 6-7 with a 3.50 ERA. The following year was a different story as he solidified himself as the team’s ace with a 9-5 record and a 2.47 ERA. Status. He leads the league in starts and quality starts with 17 and 14, respectively, and has a 5-2 record in friendly games with a 2.25 ERA at home.

Cubs remain playoff contenders as they trail division-leading Cincinnati Reds by just 4.5 wins But it will take a long time to win at that point. Given Strowman’s performance this season, the club could consider moving him to a competitive team on loan, which could be an offer to renew his contract. major obstacle.



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