Last week, the Yankees announced that Luis Severino is experiencing forearm tightness. It’s apparently something he first started feeling all the way back in October during the ALCS. If you combine this information with the fact that James Paxton is shelved after having back surgery, the rotation is looking pretty bleak. That brings us to this week’s FanPost Friday prompt:
What should the Yankees do about the rotation?
It was one thing to have Paxton out for the first few months, but injuries to two starting pitchers before the season even starts feels reminiscent of last year. The Yankees started the offseason looking to deal J.A. Happ to another team, and now he is slated to be the third starter behind Gerrit Cole and Masahiro Tanaka. Hopefully the Severino injury turns out to be nothing serious, but the Bombers should plan for the worst. After all, he missed almost all of last year with injuries.
Do you think they should fill the fourth and fifth spots with the likes of Jordan Montgomery, Jonathan Loaisiga, Mike King, Deivi Garcia, and Luis Cessa? Is it time for them to try and seek outside help? Head over to the FanPost section and share your answer. We’ll feature one of the submissions on the front page on Friday.
How will we select which FanPosts to promote to the front page? Some of it will be subjective. If you follow our tips, you should find yourself on the right track. We will also be looking for FanPosts with comments and recommendations. Depending on the number of responses we get, receiving some recs on your post could separate your FanPost from the crowd. Additionally, if your post has a number of comments then it may have sparked some worthwhile discussions. These are just a few things we’ll be looking for when we decide which post(s) to promote on the front page. We are always on the lookout for new talent, and the FanPost section can be a great way to get our attention.
Submit your answer in the FanPost section before Friday (February 28) for your post to be considered.