It isn’t new baseball – we still have a long way to go on that front … – but it’s kinda new to us as fans of Marcus-Stroman-the-new-Cubs-player.
Check out what Stroman and Rob Friedman combined to share about Juan Soto today. It’s pretty fun, and about as good as a match-up of these kinds of competitors as you can get:
Soto/Stroman: Chess Match. pic.twitter.com/j2RFwinLVB
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) January 19, 2022
Soto has the best zone judgement and plate discipline out of any hitter ever to play this game. I truly believe that. Love competing against him. He’s a legend already! @JuanSoto25_ https://t.co/4R0tJebVsN
— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) January 19, 2022
I love seeing the tinkering, the mutual respect, and the fun. These are guys who are very good at what they do and love to do what they do. Bonus fun? That crazy Javy Báez-Marcus Stroman play you may have seen since the signing? The one where Stroman goes all out to make a tag at third? That was Juan Soto:
I can’t wait to watch Stroman with the Cubs, and to watch Soto keep dominating for the next few years as a National until he signs a ten-year deal with the Cubs.