Reports Wednesday night say the Mets will sign Yankees pitcher Luis Severino to a one-year, $13 million contract. This seems like a good first move for David Stearns.
Severino was an All-Star in 2017 and 2018, finishing third and ninth in the Cy Young voting in those respective years. He has since had injury issues, appearing in just seven games between 2019 and 2021. After a solid 2022, he pitched to an unsightly 6.65 ERA last season. However, if Severino can bounce back at age 30, this could be a low risk, high reward signing for the Mets.
He is also familiar with new Mets manager Carlos Mendoza, so that’s a good thing. But that’s enough with the former Yankees for now!