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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Marcus Stroman accepts New York Mets’ $18.9M qualifying offer

Right-hander Marcus Stroman has accepted the New York Mets’ one-year, $18.9 million qualifying offer.

The Mets made the offer to the free agent Nov. 1. Stroman confirmed he had taken it on Twitter, saying “Beyond excited to be back in Queens in 2021!”

Stroman also said on Twitter that he was excited to play for new Mets owner Steve Cohen.

Players have until 5 p.m. ET Wednesday to accept qualifying offers. Besides Stroman, Trevor Bauer, Kevin Gausman, George Springer, DJ LeMahieu and J.T. Realmuto received offers. Bauer’s agent indicated he won’t take it, and a report says LeMahieu always will turn it down.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 11, 2020 at 12:17 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DCA Posted: November 11, 2020 at 12:32 PM (#5988288)
Gausman has to take it. He'd be lucky to get a 2 year deal for that money this offseason.

Springer and Realmuto will decline. They'll do much better on the market.

That plus the decisions in the excerpt should be everyone.
   2. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: November 11, 2020 at 12:35 PM (#5988289)
This is a good thing for the Mets. Right now they have DeGrom, Stroman, Peterson, and Porcello. Porcello had reasonably good peripherals but was victimized with a .373 BABIP. The Met defense isn't really good but I don't think that's replicable. Ideally, the Mets now sign Bauer and go into the season with DeGrom/Bauer/Stroman/Peterson/Porcello as the rotation with Noah coming back at some point in 2021.
   3. depletion Posted: November 11, 2020 at 02:55 PM (#5988308)
I guess this is paragraph 1.a of Steve Cohen vs. the universe.
   4. The Duke Posted: November 11, 2020 at 03:13 PM (#5988315)
Wont stroman just opt out again for covid reasons and get paid again for doing nothing ?
   5. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: November 11, 2020 at 03:33 PM (#5988320)

Is he considered high risk? I thought only players in that category still got paid after opting out.
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: November 11, 2020 at 05:23 PM (#5988355)
If the vaccine news holds up, opting out may be unlikely in 2021.
   7. Walt Davis Posted: November 11, 2020 at 07:19 PM (#5988371)
Opt-outs were only guaranteed pay and service time if they were in a high-risk category. For the other opt-outs, it was up to the team. I have no idea if Stroman is in a high-risk category, I don't know what the Mets decided on pay and service time -- looks like they at least gave him service time. (I'm doubtful about the service time claim but the article I read says that was up to the team. I'd be surprised the union would agree on the service time provision and Stroman needed the full year to qualify for FA.)
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 11, 2020 at 07:24 PM (#5988374)
   9. Rally Posted: November 11, 2020 at 07:33 PM (#5988376)
Stroman’s opt out was reported by MLBTR on 8-10. So he would have been paid for the time he was on the roster. He didn’t pitch because he wasn’t 100% at the start of the season. He came into 2020 a few days short of 6 years service and opted out after picking the necessary days. Kind of a reverse Kris Bryant situation.
   10. Walt Davis Posted: November 11, 2020 at 07:45 PM (#5988378)
Ahh, OK, he was just short of 6 years, had regular service days on the IL that put him over. I saw his 6.026 service time and assumed he must have gotten full year's credit. If you were on the roster only half the 2020 "season", did you only get credit for actual day, not pro-rated? That is, did Stroman get (give or take) 30 days or did he get 90? (I know if you were on the roster/IL for all 60 games you got a full year's credit)
   11. The Duke Posted: November 11, 2020 at 09:43 PM (#5988408)
If a collective family decision kept him out in July I wonder what would bring him back given the exponential increase in infections. We hit a trough at something like 40000 infections per day and we have now rocketed up to 140k per day and winter isn’t even here yet.
   12. Nasty Nate Posted: November 11, 2020 at 10:10 PM (#5988412)
we have now rocketed up to 140k per day and winter isn’t even here yet.
Neither is spring training. Accepting the QO does not preclude him from deciding not to play at some later date.
   13. Walt Davis Posted: November 12, 2020 at 04:07 PM (#5988494)
And circumstances and attitudes change. Last year he and his family may have decided that being separated and isolated for 3 mmonths wasn't worth the relatively small amount of money. With more money available and/or a resignation that covid will be around for a while, they may decide that the best thing for the family is for Stroman to go into MLB's bubble even though that creates other hardships for the family.

It's a pandemic which nearly none of us have ever been through before. We don't have to live forever with decisions we made in April.
   14. Mayor Blomberg Posted: November 12, 2020 at 06:58 PM (#5988522)
we have now rocketed up to 140k per day and winter isn’t even here yet.

Players aren't essential employees/first responders?
   15. The Honorable Ardo Posted: November 13, 2020 at 12:40 AM (#5988546)
I'd gladly accept an $18.9 million qualifying offer. For 20 years.
   16. Adam Starblind Posted: December 08, 2020 at 05:04 PM (#5993193)

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