Yesterday Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reported that Luis Severino has signed with the New York Mets. Severino will indeed be staying in New York as he goes from the Bronx to Queens. The one year deal is reportedly worth $13 million. The Mets add a veteran starter in a rotation that desperately needs the help.
Luis Severino was a home grown Yankee and has spent the last eight seasons in the Bronx. Severino came up to the major leagues when the Yankees needed him the most. He instantly made his mark and turned into the ace of the Yankees staff. His 2017 season was by far his best in which he pitched to a 2.98 ERA and helped the Yankees reach the ALCS. He finished third in the AL Cy Young voting.
His Yankee career consists of a 54-37 record while posting 3.79 ERA. His time in the Bronx was nearing an end last season when he was abysmal to say the least. In 2023, Severino pitched to a career worst 6.65 ERA while having a 4-8 record. The departure is seemingly good for both parties as the Yankees can officially move on from Severino, while Severino gets a fresh start, a borough away.
For the Mets, this one year deal was needed. The Mets pitching staff blew up after seeing the likes of Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander traded at last year's deadline. Going into the offseason, pitching was atop of the priority list. Adding a veteran arm like Severino was the start. Pairing him with star rookie, Kodai Senga, gives the Mets a nice pairing. Last year was definitely disappointing for Severino, but the Mets have a lot to look forward to looking at his track record.