So, it should come as no surprise that Stroman had some strong feelings about the lockout and the way it has been handled by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.
Stroman made his stance on Manfred perfectly clear, and he echoed the sentiments of the players and the vast majority of MLB’s fanbase, stating that baseball is in desperate need of a new commissioner.
— theScore (@theScore) March 1, 2022
Stroman Being Stroman
This is a bold statement by Stroman, but most around the game agree with his assessment.
Stroman has always been very vocal about his stance on various issues plaguing the game, and this instance is no different.
The players have shown a great deal of solidarity during the lockout, and that is unlikely to change as the work stoppage enters its fourth month.
Manfred and the owners have done enough damage to the game of baseball, and most people around the game believe that a change in leadership is necessary if baseball wants to fix its many problems.
The negotiations have been fruitless thus far, thanks in large part to Manfred and the owners’ stubbornness.
They have been unwilling to compromise on several key issues such as the CBT tax threshold and the pre-arbitration bonus pool money, and yesterday’s proposal, which they deemed was their “best” and “final” offer clearly reflected that.
The two sides remain at an impasse, and baseball has now entered self-destruct mode, with no agreement to end the lockout in sight.