Toronto Blue Jays: Why they should extend Marcus Stroman soon

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 19: Marcus Stroman
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In the aftermath of Marcus Stroman’s arbitration loss, we look at why the Toronto Blue Jays need to offer him a contraction extension sooner than later.

Marcus Stroman went to Twitter to express his frustrations with the arbitration process after losing his case to the Toronto Blue Jays last week. He has since deleted the Tweets, but he stood by his thoughts:

"“I’m sorry if I vented my frustration in the wrong way,” he said. “Your team is pretty much saying negative things about you and you have to be okay with it and deal with it.”"

"Just being real. Not mad at all. I’m aware of the business. Just opens your eyes going through the arbitration process. Second time going through it. Still love my team and the entire country of Canada. More upset that I had to fly to AZ and miss my Monday workout. Lol"

— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) February 15, 2018

It was the second year in a row the team has gone to arbitration with their young ace, with Stroman winning in 2017.

But with three more years of team control and two more arbitration years, a long-term contract may be in the best interest for all parties involved. Let’s look at the reasons why.