The right-hander inked a three-year, $71 million contract to pitch in Chicago, and he is thrilled about the idea of taking the mound at Wrigley Field and hearing some of the most electric fans in MLB cheer for him and his team.
Cubs announcer Jeremiah Paprocki, the voice of Wrigley Field, uploaded a video of him “testing” Stroman’s introduction.
The right-hander quoted the tweet and wrote “chills”, implying that he is eager for that moment to come: he wants to take the ball and pitch a home game, badly.
— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) March 29, 2022
Fans Want To See Stroman Take The Mound At Wrigley Field
Fans are excited about his arrival, as the Cubs’ rotation wasn’t exactly a strength last year.
Stroman, 30, had a solid season in 2021 with the New York Mets, pitching 179 innings of a 3.02 ERA, improving his strikeout rate to 21.6 percent thanks, in large part, to the addition of a split-change that helped miss more bats.
He remains a sinkerballer, though, and that will help him a lot in Wrigley Field, a place in which groundballs are valuable.
The Cubs retooled during last year’s trade deadline and the second half, but made some high-profile additions in 2022 that suggest they may be contending, or at least trying to do so.
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