New York Mets Interested in Acquiring Luis Severino from Yankees
The New York Mets are reportedly looking to strengthen their roster by adding longtime Yankee pitcher Luis Severino. According to Will Sammon of The Athletic, Mets officials are planning to meet with Severino to discuss a potential deal. With a total of eight teams expressing interest in Severino, the chances of him returning to the Yankees seem slim. Severino, who has struggled with injuries in recent seasons, is seeking a fresh start elsewhere.
Hal Steinbrenner Faces Pressure to Make Bold Moves
Hal Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees, finds himself under scrutiny once again following the team’s failure to make the playoffs. Joel Sherman of the New York Post draws parallels to a decade ago when Steinbrenner led a major spending spree after a disappointing season. Although the spending spree didn’t result in World Series glory, it helped the team transition from the Core Four era to the Baby Bombers. With the Yankees cultivating another potential young core, including players like Anthony Volpe and Jasson Dominguez, Sherman questions whether Steinbrenner will repeat history and attempt to revitalize the team’s chances with another spending spree.
Seattle Mariners Out of the Running for Shohei Ohtani
According to Daniel Kramer, it appears that the Seattle Mariners have decided not to pursue Shohei Ohtani. The Los Angeles Dodgers are currently the frontrunners in the race to sign the Japanese superstar, but other teams such as the Mets, Giants, Rangers, and of course, the Yankees, are still in contention. Despite being connected to Ohtani when he first arrived in MLB six years ago, the Mariners, with their middling payroll, have apparently chosen to forgo the opportunity to sign him.