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The Bronx’s Forgiving Side – A Curious Case of Merciless Yankees Fans’ Patience with Luis Severino

Published 11/29/2023, 10:33 PM EST

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It is a rare sight to witness tolerance among the New York Yankees fans. History is proof of this. While there are emotions brimming with Luis Severino’s latest news, the fans are full of hope and well wishes for the former Yankees star. A truly heart-melting episode. 

There have been instances when Sevy has underwhelmed New York. The man who has once been a glorious and mighty name in the Bronx was soon to fall prey to his injuries; particularly his 70th pitch of 2023. Nevertheless, he seems to have found his footing in 2024, just in a different uniform. 

Luis Severino’s Latest News

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According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, right-hander Luis Severino is getting close to signing a contract with the Mets. Per the ESPN sources, the two parties are close to signing a $13 million, one-year contract. Jeff Passan mentions $2MM in performance bonuses, the specifics of which are kept under wraps for now. With that, it’s worth looking at what led to this move.

 

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Severino is a wild card in this winter’s free agent market; he turns 30 in February. He did look like one of the top pitchers in the major leagues once. But over the last five years, he has mostly been injured or ineffective.

In 2017 and 2018, he made 63 starts and threw 384 2/3 innings with an earned run average of 3.18. He kept 45.8% of balls in play on the ground, struck out 28.8% of batters he faced, and only 6.2% of them were walked. With that background, his moving out seemed imminent. Sevy’s fans have reacted in the most endearing way to this news. 

Here’s What The Fans Had To Say

The Dominican was definitely a loved member of the Yankees family. However, his performance has led the team to move on. But the fans leave no moment to acknowledge his contribution. Social media is flooded with well wishes and messages of gratitude for the pitcher for his 8 year career in the Bronx. Ranging from being forever thankful to congratulating the home grown ace, the fans said it all. 

Twitter found one of the most sincere messages.

There were other fans who said no matter what, they would be “rooting” for him.

Another fan poured in their gratitude for all of Sevy’s contributions.

Some fans wished him well for the future despite his injuries, calling him a “DAWG”.

This fan among many affirmed that Luis gave it his all. 

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What lies for him ahead is uncertain. Where he lands after his next year ends is also unknown. While Severino jumps into a pool filled with uncertainty, the fans prove that they have his back. 

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In a rare display of appreciation amid cascading merciless comments about anyone who has shown deteriorating performance, the Yankees faithful have given a breath of fresh air. 

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Kanishka Prakash

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