‘I’ll Outlast And Be Healthier Than All The High Velocity Guys’|  MLBbros Marcus Stroman & Marcus Semien Are Highly Coveted Free Agents

‘I’ll Outlast And Be Healthier Than All The High Velocity Guys’| MLBbros Marcus Stroman & Marcus Semien Are Highly Coveted Free Agents

This MLB winter will be business as usual, with some high-profile free agents hitting the market and looking for major bags.

There is one wrinkle, as the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement could be an impediment to the free flow of what is being called “the deepest and most talented free agent classes in years.”

Two MLBbros are among the Top 20-rated available free agents are NY Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman and Toronto Blue Jays second baseman  

Marcus Semien (Middle Infielder) 

Semien was discarded and doubted by the Oakland A’s and proceeded to come to Toronto on a “show me” deal, bang 45 homers and set a new record for home runs by a second baseman in a single season. Semien’s .265/.334/.538 (133 OPS+) line and a Wins Above Replacement of more than seven has set him up for a major pay day. 

Without Semien’s ferocious bat to complement Vlad Guerrero Jr.,  Toronto would never have jumped back into the bloodthirsty American League East race. 

Semien, an extremely capable shortstop,  also won the AL Gold Glove at second base, putting his rare versatility on display for the free agent market. Semien will get some major offers. A middle infielder with his power and versatility is a must have for any team with World Series aspirations. Reports say the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers are interested in him.


Marcus Stroman (Starting Pitcher)

The Stro Show was lit at Citifield this season. Stroman’s pitching kept the Mets’ season relevant as the team plummeted from contention, lost ace Jacob Degrom and fielded an enemic offense. 

Stroman keeps fans updated on his free agent possibilities via social media. The 30-year-old, Long Island native, says he’s getting attention from fan bases that he never would have imagined would be pursuing him. 

Fan bases that have criticized his swag and charisma and mound intensity in the past. 

Stroman was consistent all season and used a masterful execution of various pitches to end up as the Mets surprise workhorse, delivering 179 innings with a 3.02 ERA, a 133 ERA+, a career-best 21.7 percent strikeout rate and a 6 percent walk rate —  his best since his rookie year. 

Stroman has to be looking for a contract in the $100M range. He credits his conditioning and intellect with being the difference between him and other harder-throwing free agent starters on the market. 

There are a few other notable MLBbro free agents with great skill sets at their respective positions, who can impact the fortunes of whatever team they sign with. 


Other Notable MLBbro 2021 Free Agents 

Second Baseman 

Josh Harrison 

Dee-Strange Gordon 

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Left Fielders

Tommy Pham 

Tommy Pham’s Bat Is Wide Awake & Just In Time To Keep The Padres In The Race

Andrew McCutchen 

Andrew McCutchen Is Down For A Minute, But His Bat Is On A High

Jon Jay 

Centerfielder 

Delino DeShields 

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Billy Hamilton 

Ian Desmond 

Cameron Maybin

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Rightfielder

Brian Goodwin

Brian Goodwin’s Iconic Bat Flip Let’s You Know That He’s All About That Action

Dexter Fowler 

Jarrod Dyson 

Jarrod Dyson Adds Speed & Spice To Blue Jays Playoff Push

Designated Hitter 

Khris Davis

Khris Davis Is Black In Business

 

Gold Glove Finalists Announced & It Looks Like Two MLBbros Were Snubbed | Where’s Marcus Stroman, Taijuan Walker?

Gold Glove Finalists Announced & It Looks Like Two MLBbros Were Snubbed | Where’s Marcus Stroman, Taijuan Walker?

As the 2021 season nears to a close, that means it’s time for end of season awards.

This is when we found out who the best of the best were in the field. Those webmasters who separated themselves from the rest.

It seems as if two MLBbros were left off the finalists list for the Gold Glove Award.

The National League finalists were: Zach Davies, Max Fried, and Zack Wheeler. Not to throw salt on those pitchers at all, but two of our Bros were deserving of that award.

Marcus Stroman and Taijuan Walker made web gems on the mound all season long in addition to carrying the New York Mets pitching staff as workhorses.

When the finalists were announced, there were a lot of people on social media who were surprised that neither Stroman or Walker were on that list.

And they have a good reason to be surprised.

 

On the mound they competed and did their best to keep their team in ball games, whether that was striking batters out or making plays on the mound.

Marcus Stroman can make plays on the mound

I mean, it doesn’t get much better than this.

For those who aren’t familiar with the term PFP (Pitching fielding position), just watch Stroman on the mound.

He is very quick off the hill and any ball hit anywhere near the mound, you better believe that Stroman will get to it.

Stroman is no stranger to winning Gold Gloves. When he was playing with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2017 he won his first and only Gold Glove.

He finished the 2021 season with a .961 fielding percentage and made only two errors in 51 chances. Stroman also had 29 assists and 20 putouts.

Stroman had a higher fielding percentage than Zach Wheeler (.958), let’s not forget that.

Our MLBbro is arguably the best fielding pitcher in all of baseball. The former high school shortstop is certainly the most athletic.

Taijuan Walker also deserved to be a finalist for the Gold Glove Award.

In his first season with the Mets, Walker certainly made a name for himself, earning his first All-Star nod as an important piece in the Mets’ rotation.

This brother was at the top of the list when it came to Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) at seven. Only Dallas Keuchel was ahead of him in that category with 12.

Like his teammate Stroman, Walker finished the season with a .961 fielding percentage and made two errors in 51 chances.

He had a career-high in putouts (16) and assists (33), but apparently his stats weren’t enough to be named a finalist either.

These two players were exciting to watch this season and played their position well. Stroman and Walker are Gold Glove winners in our books.

MLB needs to give us an explanation on this one.

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Marcus Stroman is finishing the season as strong as  he started it back in April. The Black Knight delivered his 23rd start allowing 2 or fewer runs in a Mets win over St.Louis on Tuesday.