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Yankees Twitter Reacts (Feb. 9-15)

Welcome back to Yankees Twitter Reacts, my column filled with the best and worst takes, funniest tweets, reactions to Yankees news, and everything in between from our beloved Yankees Twitter. I want this to be as fan interactive as possible, so remember to hashtag #BPYankeesTwitter or tag me at @T_Danks_to join the conversation and submit the best and worst tweets of the week!

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.

Check out last week’s roundup in case you missed it.  

NEWS OF THE WEEK – SEVERINO SIGNS EXTENSION

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.

YANKEES TWITTER REACTS TO SEVY’S EXTENSION

 

YANKEES REPORT TO SPRING TRAINING

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).

ELLSBURY TO MISS START OF TRAINING CAMP

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.

WORST TAKE OF THE WEEK

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.

I’ll just leave this here:

BEST TAKE OF THE WEEK

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

Thanks for reading this week’s edition of Yankees Twitter Reacts! Remember, if you see something that you think deserves to be in the column next week, be sure to hashtag #BPYankeesTwitter or tag me on Twitter @T_Danks_ ! And be sure to listen to the most recent episode of The Bronx Pinstripes Show: http://smarturl.it/YankeesPodcast 

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