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5 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2019 - 3:12PM #21
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The Yankees have a new house of horrors to deal with

By Kevin Kernan

April 9, 2019 | 12:42am

I agree with Kernan

5 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2019 - 3:38PM #22
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Not really a valid comparison.  Pineda had the one very good half season when he first came up then faded in the second half before being traded to NY.  He would pitch the occasional gem but more duds than gems and ultimately needed surgery.

Severino came up in the second half of 2015 and was every bit as good in his 1 games as Pineda was in his debut.  After a lost 2016 he went 33-14with a 3.18 ERA and 450 Ks in 2017-2018.  Granted he did fade in the second half of both seasons, but I gthunk he has a far greater track record to poit ot thanPineda ever did or is likely to have.


I didn't mean to say that the parallel was exact. In both cases you have a young, highly touted pitcher who burst on the scene with some impressive performance...but then a shoulder injury put him on the shelf for some time and when he returned was never the same, never close to the potential that had been ascribed to him.  One can only assume, regardless of what he said, that Severino's shoulder started bothering him at the point of his dramatic drop-off in performance last season.  That whole "telegraphing his pitches" thing sounded phony from the start.  If he was giving away his pitches last year, I can't believe that the whole league was seeing it but that Yankees personnel wasn't.


I have to assume they took a long hard look at both his shoulder and his elbow before giving him that extension.

5 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2019 - 8:22PM #23
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What the hell but these Yankees  are seriously getting hurt while trying to get better. I’m sorry but I just have to laugh,  this is better material than most sitcom’s .
5 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2019 - 8:23PM #24
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Uh oh 

Luis Severino Shut Down Six Weeks Due To Lat Strain


Luis Severino’s recent MRI revealed a Grade 2 lat strain that will cause the righty to be shut down from throwing for the next six weeks, the Yankees announced to reporters (Twitter link via Newsday’s Erik Boland). The lat injury is a new development that is unrelated to the previous bout of shoulder inflammation from which Severino was working his way back. This new injury, it seems, was sustained while Severino was rehabbing his shoulder.

As has been well documented by now, the Yankees have a staggering 11 players on the injured list, though it’s arguable that Severino is the most vital of the bunch. The recently extended righty was expected to front the rotation in 2019 but now seems destined to miss the majority of the season’s first half. A six-week shutdown would mean that Severino wouldn’t even resume throwing until the latter third of May, and at that point he’d need to completely rebuild arm strength sufficient to handle a starter’s workload at the big league level. Even in a best-case scenario, there’s little hope of Severino making his first start of the season before the middle of June.

With Severino and CC Sabathia on the shelf, the Yankees have been leaning on James PaxtonMasahiro Tanaka and J.A. Happ as the top three options in the starting rotation. Right-handers Domingo German and Jonathan Loaisiga have been the preferred options at the back of the rotation to this point in the young season, though the Yankees also picked up Gio Gonzalez on surprising a minor league contract late in Spring Training.

The prolonged absence of Severino will do nothing to quell connections between the Yankees and yet-unsigned Dallas Keuchel — the clear-cut top option remaining on the open market. Keuchel’s asking price has reportedly begun to come down recently, though signing him would still come with both luxury tax concerns and draft penalties; specifically, the Yankees would pay a 32 percent tax on any dollars spent on Keuchel and would forfeit their second-highest draft pick and $500K of international bonus money by signing the 2015 AL Cy Young winner.

If the Yankees opt to remain internal, it’ll mean continued looks for German and Loaisiga, plus a potential opportunity for the veteran Gonzalez and/or young righty Chance Adams.

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2019 - 8:33PM #25
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I wonder if the Yanks have considered their training regimen and rehab may not be working. This is the 2nd year they've suffered an unusual number of injuries. Their injuries have injuries.
5 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2019 - 8:38PM #26
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How do you strain your Lat while rehapping your shoulder ?????? Unbelievable

5 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2019 - 8:44PM #27
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sure better than rotator cuff. At least there is a good chance we'll see him this year. Rotator we would never see the Sevi we saw for much of the last year again

5 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2019 - 9:48PM #28
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Offer Keuchel a big 1 year deal. He gets to play for the Yankees. He gets a big yearly payday. He gets to try the FA market again next season.

Yankees get a guy who has the ability to give you ACE quality games.

Sevy being an uncertainty, should force the Yanks' hands if they want to run at the WS. You certainly can't depend on CC and one of the AAA gang to get you to the promised land IMO.


5 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2019 - 10:18PM #29
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Have to wonder if we ever see a healthy Severino this year and how that impacts Cashman internal plan for the future of the rotation- in particular for October. Early as it is, I much rather have Cashman focus on the trade market and wait to see if certain legit difference makers become available such as Toronto's Sanchez; Indian's Bauer and of course, MadBum from the Giants. Probably have enough in-house options to weather this initial rotation storm with German's hot start, CC incoming and Gio in the wings at Scranton.

Do wonder if Cash puts too much faith in Jordan Montgomery's return as potential starter acquisition. Also, I don't see Cash giving up the draft pick to gain Dallas K and his alarming decline last year considering how his old team abandons him despite their own rotation needs.  

5 years ago  ::  Apr 10, 2019 - 6:34AM #30
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Apr 9, 2019 -- 8:38PM, manbot wrote:

How do you strain your Lat while rehapping your shoulder ?????? Unbelievable

Excellent question.

How on God's green Earth does gently exercising a tender shoulder back into condition strain the lat muscle???


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