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Marcus Stroman’s top free agency suitors, revealed

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Marcus Stroman will be one of the more sought-after pitchers in free agency this offseason, and it seems as if his market is beginning to take shape. According to Tim Dierkes of MLBTradeRumors, there are five teams at the forefront of Stroman’s market, so if the New York Mets are hoping to bring him back to Queens, they’ll face some competition.

Per Dierkes, the team’s in on Stroman include the Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, and Los Angeles Angels, in addition to the Mets.

Stroman played the 2021 season for the Mets after opting out of the COVID-shortened 60-game season in 2020. The right-hander went 10-13 last year with 158 strikeouts and a 3.02 ERA across 179 innings of work. He started 33 games, which matched his career high.

He’s been with the Mets since being acquired in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. He spent the first six seasons of his MLB career with the Jays before joining the Mets at the deadline in 2019.

Stroman’s best season in the pros came in 2019 when he made his only All-Star Game. That season, Stroman had a 2.96 ERA in the first half of the year with Toronto, who shipped him for the Mets where he continued to pitch well.

Stroman could wind up re-signing with the Mets, but there will definitely be intriguing offers put forth by the other clubs in the mix. The Angels have already raided the Mets of Noah Syndergaard and Aaron Loup, so an acquisition of Stroman would add insult to injury on that front.

The right-hander played the 2021 season on a one-year, $18.9 million deal, the Mets’ qualifying offer to the right-hander that offseason.