Marcus Stroman’s latest social media tirade

Over the past few days, former New York Mets starter Marcus Stroman has unleashed a flurry of conversation-igniting tweets.

It all started with a shot at the Mets’ new general manager, Billy Eppler. Stroman said his “lack of conscience in his previous position is on display” and he is “beyond grateful [he’s] left [the Mets]. He concluded the tweet with “God got me!” but the Cubs will suck this year unless they revise the roster before opening day, so I wouldn’t go that far. He then deleted the tweet.

Obviously, his hatred of Billy Eppler has a lot to do with not being re-signed because the Mets chose to sign Max Scherzer. Stroman sent another flurry of tweets when Eppler’s signing was announced, including one that read “I would love to be back on the team next year… However, I know of a source who says the front office rather than other launchers on the market.” He then quoted himself on Twitter saying “The source is me”.

He changed his tone a bit during the offseason. First, he tweeted that he would “love” to be back and said he was “open” to re-signing with the team. Then, when the Mets moved on to a better pitcher, he started saying he was glad he was gone and accused the Mets fan base of racism.

Stroman now claims he received “endless death threats, was often called an ‘N’ word, was told black lives didn’t matter and that he played for a front office that didn’t care about any of that.

Any expression of racism is abhorrent. If he dealt with racism and the Mets front office ignored him, that’s a big deal. But Marcus isn’t absolved of his guilt here, as he himself has a habit of liking racist tweets. He liked a tweet calling on the Mets to beat reporter Anthony DiComo with a derogatory word and he liked another tweet that read “I [expletive-ing] hate white people can we please eradicate them all.

I guess my point in all of this is that Marcus Stroman is an absolute social media wreck. He claims Mets fans are racist, but only after he left and while participating in racism himself. He tweets a ton about positivity, but he does it in such a depraved way it’s become toxic. Following his nonsense is exhausting.

My advice to anyone is to deactivate or unfollow Stroman. My timeline has been much less cluttered and basically drama free since I did it myself. I don’t miss his complaints, his spam retweets of people complimenting him, or his desperate responses to anyone who doubts him.

My advice to Marcus – who will no doubt see this – is to change your use of social media. Your name has become synonymous with whining and complaining. Your positivity has become toxic. Learn that it’s okay – in fact, it will be very beneficial – not to hit send with every thought that pops into your head. Choose your words carefully so that the tone is not plaintive and mean. These aren’t huge tweaks, but if you make them your brand will get stronger and your Twitter page won’t be a place people can’t wait to leave.

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