Marcus Stroman says he could never play for new White Sox manager Tony La Russa

Marcus Stroman is going to authoritatively hit the free-agent market, yet it seems like you can check one team off the list of possible admirers.

Stroman, who actually has until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday to authoritatively illuminate the Mets whether he’ll be accepting their $18.9 million qualifying offer, has been saying something in recently on Twitter following the information on new White Sox manager Tony La Russa being arrested on doubt of DUI in February and afterward accused of DUI simply a day prior to the group hired him.

The 29-year-old beginning pitcher has gone along with others, including previous All-Star outfielder Adam Jones, in reprimanding Chicago’s decision to hire the 76-year La Russa, who has previously been vocally candid against Colin Kaepernick bowing during the national anthem in 2016. La Russa has since fundamentally multiplied down on those comments, saying that “there’s a different way to protest.”

Stroman, who called the decision to hire La Russa “baffling on all measures,” was asked on Twitter how much cash it would take for him to play for La Russa, to which he reacted “No amount of money honestly. Peace of mind is always priority.”

“Most athletes rather conform to societal norms than be themselves,” Stroman tweeted. “That could NEVER be me!”

The right-hander pitched to a 3.77 ERA with a 4.15 FIP and 1.475 WHIP in 11 games with the Mets in 2019 subsequent to coming over from the Toronto Blue Jays at the trade deadline. His 2020 season was a wash, however, as he endured a suffered a torn calf muscle during summer camp at Citi Field and later quit the season because of COVID-19 concerns.

It’s been accounted for that Stroman is “leaning towards” dismissing the qualifying proposal from the Mets, however don’t rely on him wearing a White Sox jersey any time soon.