Since he was traded to the Mets, Marcus Stroman hasn't held back when it comes to how the Blue Jays front office conducted their business during his time in Toronto.
And his latest comments stem from GM Ross Atkins saying the Jays wanted to offer him a contract extension. He wants to set the record straight.
"There was nothing offered ever from their perspective," Stroman told The Toronto Sun's Rob Longley. "If they do say that, it's a complete lie. It is what it is. That's the truth. I'm not going to beat around that.
"It's pretty apparent. I've been waiting to take some type of deal since I've been there. I've been offered nothing."
It's no secret Stroman wasn't a fan of the Jays' front office. News of his heated clubhouse moment after learning of the trade to the Mets had Stroman defend himself when he said, "The emotions, when it happened, that was just (reacting) to how some of the process was handled with some of the front office." The inital thought was that he was upset at being traded to the Mets, a non-contender at the time.
Now Stroman finds himself in a better situation than the Blue Jays. The Mets are just three games out of a Wild Card spot with tons of games left, and he can aid in bringing them to their desired postseason berth.
As for the Blue Jays, they continue to try and figure out how to get back to winning baseball. Stroman isn't the first big name to leave with Josh Donaldson traded to the Indians last season.
"Nobody's left," Stroman said. "It seems like (management) wanted to get rid of some people, get everybody out and just start their own regime. So it's business. It is what it is.
"I knew I wasn't a part of these guys' plans, and so I'm very thankful to be in New York with a new organization and a new opportunity. They're running the ship. I'm just glad I'm not a part of it any more."
Stroman continued by alluding to the fact that the Blue Jays new regime wanted to bring in too many youngsters that needed grooming. Obviously winning is the main objective, and Stroman believed a perfect mix of qualified veterans and eager neophytes would be a winning formula.
That wasn't the case, but it's all in the past now. Stroman isn't going to let his past get in the way of his new future with the Mets.
"I used to be bitter, probably, earlier in my career," Stroman said. "But I've learned that being bitter and holding things against other people really truly just works against you.
I'm good. I'm happy. My family's good. I'm smiling. I'm playing in New York. If you sit and you look at life from a different perspective, you're thankful. You don't get upset from being shipped out. You realize you're still in The Show. You put things in perspective."