Chicago Cubs righty Marcus Stroman recently said that the team was just a few pieces away from being competitive in 2023. Not only is he correct in that assessment, but he also wants to help make it a reality.
Stroman, who you might remember did a little mild recruiting of Carlos Correa last year after signing with the Cubs, would be happy to hit the recruiting trail again this year for the Cubs.
“I’ll reach out and recruit,” he said. “I’ll do as much as I can.
“But a lot of it’s out of my control,” he added. “We’re out of a lot of it. We’re not in a lot of those discussions or negotiations. We’re finding out just like y’all a lot of the time, on Twitter.”
If chairman Tom Ricketts and team president Jed Hoyer mean what they say, this is a big winter for acquisitions and progress in this latest rebuild, which could make it especially valuable to have added, credible voices to help sell their vision to free agent targets.
“I would love to be involved in that process,” Stroman said.
Stroman was himself one of the big free agent targets last year, and the Cubs could certainly stand to add several more players of his caliber. Here’s hoping he can get a bug in the ear of a couple of those guys, let them know how great it’s been in Chicago, and how the tide is turning for the Cubs.
Maybe he can start by reaching back out to Correa soon after the offseason begins …