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Marcus Stroman slams ‘dinosaur’ Keith Hernandez over Shohei Ohtani

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Marcus Stroman’s list of Mets beefs just keeps growing.

Shohei Ohtani, 28, is set to hit free agency this offseason and the Mets are on the long list of teams potentially interested in signing for the Japanese two-way superstar.

On Wednesday’s SNY broadcast, Gary Cohen asked Keith Hernandez –– the legendary first baseman who led the Mets to the 1986 World Series title –– if he would give Ohtani permission to wear No. 17, the jersey number the two share.

“Well, he couldn’t [wear the number]” Hernandez said of his number, which was officially retired by the Mets last July.

“Well, with your permission he could,” Cohen responded.

“Don’t ask,” Hernandez replied.


Shohei Ohtani (17) hits a home run during the ninth inning.
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Stroman, who now plays for the Chicago Cubs, decided to inject his opinion into the conversation.

“Ohtani deserves 17 wherever he goes,” the former Mets pitcher said in a tweet on Thursday.

“Imagine losing Ohtani in free agency because some dinosaur won’t give his number up. Lmao.”

Thursday’s tweet wasn’t the first time Stroman has taken a shot at the Mets since the team didn’t re-sign him after the 2021 season. 

Stroman gave it to the Mets’ dugout during the May 25 game at Wrigley Field after Francisco Alvarez hit into a double play against the right-hander. 

“Show some respect,” one anonymous Mets player told The Post about the incident. “Be a professional. It isn’t all about you.”


Marcus Stroman works against the San Francisco Giants.
Marcus Stroman works against the San Francisco Giants.
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First baseman Keith Hernandez during game 7 of the 1986 World Series.
First baseman Keith Hernandez during game 7 of the 1986 World Series.
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In February 2022, Stroman tweeted about then-Met Michael Conforto signing elsewhere and, in the comments, a fan asked him to explain why he left New York.

“Just look at who the Mets hired as their GM…that tells you enough,” Stroman wrote in a since deleted tweet. “His [Billy Eppler] lack of awareness in his previous position is being exposed to the public now.” 

“I’m beyond thankful I’m gone from that organization. God got me!”

Despite signing a three-year, $71 million contract with Chicago ahead of the 2022 season, the Mets seem to frequently be on Stroman’s mind. 


Marcus Stroman heads to the dugout after pitching in the seventh inning.
Marcus Stroman heads to the dugout after pitching in the seventh inning.
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Wearing No. 17 or not, the chances of Ohtani coming to New York are up in the air after Mets owner Steve Cohen said his current payroll is “not sustainable.” 

It’s been projected that Ohtani’s upcoming contract, wherever he lands, may be worth $500 million or more. 



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