In this episode, New York Yankees SP Luis Severino gets an extension and then blasts Mets SP Jacob deGrom. Then, will the Boston Red Sox repeat in 2019?
In episode two of the Welcome to THE SHOW podcast, we break down Luis Severino’s 4-year, $40M with from the New York Yankees. Then, we break down Sevy’s comments about Jacob deGrom. Finally, we try to answer the question: are the Boston Red Sox going to repeat in 2019
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Topic 1: Luis Severino’s Extension and Trash Talk
Last week, Luis Severino and the Yankees came to terms on an extension worth 4-years, $40M. According to Mark Feinsand, the deal could be worth more than $50M if a 5th-year team option is exercised.
All in, Luis Severino's deal will be worth $52.25 million over five years if the fifth-year option is exercised by the Yankees. If it's not, he'll earn $40 million over four years.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) February 15, 2019
A few days later, on Monday, it was reported that Severino made some comments in regards to deGrom. Here’s how it all went down:
Last week, deGrom told reporters that he might limit his innings this season if he doesn’t get a multi-year contract extension before Opening Day.
When asked about deGrom’s comments on Monday, Sevy said: “For me, I would never do something like that. I want to pitch. I love to pitch. I love this game. I’d never do that.”
Then when asked if he feels there’s a time to play and a time to negotiate contracts, Sevy said: “Exactly! He’s making money. He’s making $17M”
The Boston Red Sox had a busy Monday as well. First, it was reported that the Red Sox and ace SP Chris Sale have discussed an extension. It seems that the Red Sox don’t want to make the same mistake they did when they let Jon Lester walk back in 2014.
Tom Werner says on @MutCallahan Red Sox have had contract extension conversations with Chris Sale
— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) February 18, 2019
Then, it was reported that the marriage between the Red Sox and Craig Kimbrel might officially be over. With Joe Kelly and Kimbrel being gone, does this hurt the chance of the Red Sox repeating in 2019?
What You Need to Know
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AP reported that a 20-second pitch clock will be used for Spring Training games in AZ and FL this year to give players, managers, and umpires experience should the rule be instituted.