The writing was on the wall for a Marcus Stroman trade in the next couple days, but I’m not sure any of us predicted it would be to...the Mets?!
There was a New York team at the center of much of the trade speculation, but it wasn’t this one. There have been rumblings of a 3-team trade with the Padres, so we will wait and see what the return is.
Source: The Blue Jays will be receiving pitching prospects from the Mets in the Marcus Stroman deal.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 28, 2019
#BlueJays getting Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods Richardson for Stroman, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 28, 2019
Regardless, it appears to be the end of the Marcus Stroman era in Toronto. This leaves two players on the Blue Jays 25-man roster with ties to the 2015 postseason in Aaron Sanchez and Justin Smoak.
Best of luck to you, Marcus, and thanks for everything.