Marcus Stroman
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Toronto Blue Jays right-handed pitcher Marcus Stroman believes he’d fit in well if he were to be traded to the New York Yankees.

As the July 31 trade deadline approaches, the New York Yankees will be looking for guys to help the starting rotation.

With soon-to-be free agents Madison Bumgarner and Zack Wheeler going to be available on the trade market, the Yankees could look to move some players to get one of those starting pitchers as a rental. However, another guy on that soon-to-be free agent list is Toronto Blue Jays right-handed pitcher Marcus Stroman.

So far this year, Stroman is only 5-9 with a 3.04 earned run average. However, he could be a great asset to add to a starting rotation that already includes Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia.

The veteran pitcher realizes at this point that he could be dealt before the deadline. And when it comes to the possibility of being a Yankee, Stroman believes he could be a good fit.

“I’ve always loved pitching [in New York], even though I haven’t always pitched fairly well here, I’ve always enjoyed it,” Stroman said, per ESPN. “Yankee lineups are brutal. They’re hard to kind of navigate. But yeah, I love the spotlight. The bigger the moment, that’s where I’ve always wanted to be.”

Stroman doesn’t seem like he’s ruling out the idea of being traded to the Bombers. However, he’s staying optimistic in the sense that getting traded isn’t his choice, regardless whenever it happens and wherever he gets traded to.

When asked if he would prefer to be traded to New York, Stroman stated, “I don’t know. I don’t really want to think about it like that just because I have no idea how it’s going to play out or where it’s going to go. I don’t want to get all my eggs in one basket.”

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.