For the 2020 season, at least.
Marcus Stroman informed the Mets he would be opting out for the remainder of the 2020 season.
He said it was a family decision, and that there were too many “uncertainties” and “unknowns” for him to continue playing.
Well. Just a few days ago we were wondering who would be bumped out of the rotation when Stroman returned. Now we need to find an additional replacement.
This could be the end of Marcus Stroman’s time with the Mets. A few months ago, I wrote that it would be crazy for the Mets to NOT extend him. I don’t love the free agents that will be available, plus we traded away some good pieces to acquire him.
In the end, the Mets traded Anthony Kay, who's already a serviceable major league pitcher, and Simeon Woods-Richardson, who scouts really like and think can be a good major league starter, for 11 games of Marcus Stroman on what wound up being a third-place team.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 10, 2020
This decision certainly changes everything.