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This week was one that Yankee fans have been waiting for since October, as pitchers and catchers finally reported to Spring Training. From that, to Severino’s extension, to the news on Ellsbury, here’s this week’s edition of Yankees Twitter Reacts.
There was a lot of Yankees news this week, but perhaps the most important was that Luis Severino and the Yankees agreed on a contract extension on Friday. The 4-year, $40 million dollar deal secures that Severino is in pinstripes through 2022 with a club option for 2023. This deal is great for a lot of reasons, but especially because now Severino will avoid arbitration entirely.
Starter Luis Severino and the New York Yankees are in agreement on a four-year, $40 million contract extension that includes a fifth-year club option, a league source tells ESPN. The deal will buy out four years of arbitration and potentially one free agent season.
Luis Severino is the 4th best SP in baseball, behind only deGrom/Sale/Scherzer. Recency bias and terrible environmental context hurts his reputation, but pitchers don't get more elite than Sev. https://t.co/mGWieuSvlT
The wait is over! On Wednesday, Yankees pitchers and catchers reported to spring training 127 days removed from their ALDS loss to the Red Sox. While this was the official starting date for pitchers and catchers, most players reported to Tampa last week.
Here’s how Yankees Twitter reacted to the Yanks reporting to Tampa (Spoiler: they were excited).
Goodddd morning its first day of #Yankees spring training with pitchers and catchers reporting.. whos on yankee twitter today! And what are you excited about? Yankee twitter attendance for 2/13/19 ! Yankee fans REPORT! pic.twitter.com/t5GWHEo4Z6
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Aaron Boone notified us that Jacoby Ellsbury would not be reporting to camp with the other positional players due to a plantar fasciitis issue. However, Boone said he expects him back in March.
Ellsbury has become one of the more hated Yankee players, as his massive contract has not nearly matched his output. Ellsbury is entering his 6th year with the Yankees, and he’s played just over three seasons worth of games… and the Yanks have been paying him more than $20 million a year.
Jacoby Ellsbury will not be in camp when position players report, Aaron Boone says. Ellsbury had some more issues with his plantar fasciitis while rehabbing from hip surgery. Boone expects him to join the club in March.
Too bad the Yankees haven't improved this offseason, thanks to the low IQ owner who refuses to spend money. Get used to a losing culture, because with Hal's dumbass ideology, Yankees will never win a championship again.
These types of tweets have been a common theme for this section of the column. It boggles my mind that there are people out there who actually believe the Yankees had a bad offseason and that they are being cheap. What stands out in this particular tweet for me is the “get used to a losing culture.” That statement comes a season after the Yanks reached 100 wins, never mind the fact that they have 27 titles. I could go on about how bad this tweet is because it sounds too stupid to be real, but it is undoubtedly the worst take of the week.
Don’t think Luis Severino is an ace? Go cry about it. He hit a wall during the second half last year. It happens. He’s still one of the better starting pitchers throughout all of baseball. #Yankeeshttps://t.co/CThuucpOja
You can say what you want about Severino, but you can’t argue the fact that he is a top tier starter in baseball. So many people were on his case for his poor second half, but as Max says, it happens. Keeping Severino in the Bronx for just $10 million a year is a bargain, especially if we see the first half version of Luis Severino again.
FUNNIEST TWEETS OF THE WEEK
In 2020 Luis Severino and Lance Lynn will both make $10 million LOL
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