After undergoing Tommy John surgery during Spring Training, Yankees right-hander Luis Severino tells George A. King III of the New York Post that “things have been progressing well” in the initial stages of the rehabilitation process. Severino has been working with team trainers at the Yankees’ Spring Training facility in Tampa “since the day after I had my surgery,” and said he has “been making steady progress — lifting, doing exercises. Since three months ago…I feel way better. I’m doing everything I need to do right now so that I can start throwing this summer.”
Given the normal 12-15 month timeline attached to TJ recovery, it would be a boon for both Severino and the Yankees if he is able to return by Opening Day 2021 (assuming next season begins as usual in late March), and it’s probably more realistic to assume he’ll miss at least a month of a regularly-scheduled 2021 campaign. Severino already missed almost all of the 2019 season due to lat and shoulder injuries, tossing only 20 1/3 total innings over the regular season and postseason.
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- Had the season begun as expected, the Red Sox “would have had some tough decisions to get down to 26” players on the Opening Day roster, manager Ron Roenicke tells Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe. Now, since Major League rosters are expected to be expanded by anywhere from two to four extra players, it “will give us a chance to keep some players we like,” Roenicke said. This is one small silver lining amidst a wholly unique season that will present many difficulties for all teams, as Abraham outlines how Roenicke is trying to keep his team prepared both in the short term and in preparation of whatever shape the 2020 season (if it happens at all) could take. Providing updates on a few players, Roenicke said starters Eduardo Rodriguez, Nathan Eovaldi, Martin Perez, and Ryan Weber have been throwing two simulated innings per week in order to stay fresh, with the idea being that the quartet can quickly ramp up to being able to toss five innings by the end of an abbreviated second Spring Training.
- Rays left-hander Blake Snell recently became the Boras Corporation’s newest client, which agent Scott Boras calls “a great opportunity for us,” the Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin writes. “We consider him an elite performer who is still at the beginning of his career,” Boras said, noting that his agency’s “resources” in both on-field preparation and off-the-field endeavors make for “a great combination” with Snell. The southpaw’s contract runs through the 2023 season, and while there isn’t any immediate opening for the Boras Corporation to receive a commission on a future deal, Boras repeatedly dismissed the suggestion that his change in representation could be a step towards finding a new team. “The main idea right now is that we’re going to work with the team to provide every resource and to make [Snell] a better Ray,” Boras said.
Boras needs to shut his mouth n just count his money instead of. Interfering with Baseball n how to get more from the players n game.
He’s actually doing his job. Making sure his clients get what they’re owed.
Look at what some of the players are doing with their money (paying minor league players) while billionaires are releasing minor league players refusing to pay them.
Stop siding with the owners
yea sure the owners can keep paying players that are not on their minor league teams roster. sure, the owners can lose millions of dollars and pay the players full salaries.
boras is part of the problem and hopefully they will stop putting a mic in his face because what comes out of it is more ‘pay them’ spin.
Players won’t receive full salaries for 2020. Their salaries are prorated. In other words if they play half a season, they receive half their salary. So if there is an 82 game schedule, players will get paid for 82 games instead of 162
The owners have been making money hand over fist for decades, all the while the players’ share of revenue has eroded. Don’t feel sorry for them when they cry poor.
Players aren’t making money hand over fist for playing baseball?
What’s wrong with you people? Do you really not have any sane arguments or is this supposed to be comedy?
1) let the baseball team books be public and 2) ballplayers deserve backpay if they play and don’t get their prorated salary.
Carl Crawford and Vernon Wells are saying “hello.”
And why should private business open their books for the pub like to see? I own a small business and there is no way I would ever open my books up to the pub. That’s my right. I pay people what the market dictates. If somebody turns down an offer, I find somebody else willing to work for that amount.
Not to the public, to the players association… The market of MLB baseball and your small business are two very different things so bad comparison
No privately held business has a responsibility to open their books & make them Public, except in the case of bankruptcy/insolvency.
The employees aren’t entitled to back pay, if they do not work, the union contract calls for 162 games to revive full pay. No 162 no full pay.
There is only 1 baseball team
Whose books are public the Atlanta Braves because they are part of a publicly traded company. They are not run as charities, get a clue
I just want to know if Bobby Bonilla is getting paid in 2020. Anyone know?
Is it? Private company is a private company. Also, you don’t think the MLBPA would leak info out if they got hands on books?
Back pay for players. What about regular people who lost their jobs? This is nothing. Wait until the negotiations start on the next a CBA. Hopefully there will be at least the start of a global recovery by then.
In this day and age, open to the union and things get leaked out. I have no issue with releasing the information as it could then lead to a true partnership between teams, the league and the players so a fair salary cap could be put in place. The problem though that remains is baseball is still a regional sport like hockey but with a salary structure 100% + higher. Too big a spread between the haves and have nots.
He’d be complaining and suing if he weren’t. His is a past completed deal and he could show he took less upfront for the stream of payments. Most likely, the Mets’ bought an annuity to cover the risk.
Why don’t the owners open their books to their adversary in labor talks? Why don’t the Patriots just call their plays out loud to their opponents? Why doesn’t our president give out our nuclear launch codes?
One thing about humanity-fair is never enough for people. How would you like to spend $2 billion on a business and have the employees tell you how much of your profits you get to keep? Hint: it will be 0%. People buy businesses to make money. Employees and customers think they should be charities. If you cannot make money by owning a team, nobody will buy them and they will lose all value.
Siding with the owners?
Do people like you really struggle with the idea of math so much that you think the plays as a group benefit from Not as and his efforts to give 50 of the salary pie to 1 or 2 percent of the players?
Stop siding with stupid.
Tampa is not as wealthy as RS, NYY or LA, should not be held to the same standards as them financially.
What he’s really saying is “I’ll help” you maintain his arm to maximum sellability so when I signal it’s time, you’ll move him to best benefit him and to maximize whatever return you can get. Should the relationship sour, you’ll get a lot less.
Eventually baseball will price itself into lower attendance as the younger generation who grew up playing soccer, lacrosse, and volleyball loose interest. Couple that with baby boomers on social security and fixed incomes and baseball will have some tough decisions to make. Between the millionaire players and the billionaire owners who will decide compromise is better than greed (players or owners).
Personally I like baseball, but I’d rather hike six miles through a National Park than sit at a game.
You think Baseball will fall behind volleyball, lacrosse and soccer?? Do you work for the YMCA or something? This is the worst take I’ve ever heard
No, you completely missed the point…my kids can’t stand baseball. The same goes for their friends. They do not play baseball growing up as they play other sports.
There I explained like I would to a fifth grader. Do you understand now…..lol
Been following baseball since 1968. Have been hearing all those years that ticket prices are going to get so high that it will price themselves out of existence. Same with players salaries. Hasn’t happened yet, doubt it ever will. Ticket prices are determined by the laws of supply and demand. As long as people buy tickets at that price, it will remain so. As for player salaries, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, etc, don’t write those salaries themselves. Owners voluntarily pay them. And if by chance, players salaries dropped, ticket prices wouldn’t as long as the demand is there
This hopefully won’t be the end of your argument geathero. That said, salaries will suffer until there’s some resemblance in normalcy. Even if a vaccine was found safe, it will take timebfor much of America to recover their disposable income. How mush time is the question and so may never recover.
Loose – you spelled out what I assumed people understood. 35 percent of the work force in the US just got pink slips !! Most of those people will be on emergency savings soon if not already. Although 3.7 million were already rehired in the last couple weeks, millions will be out of work for an extended period and will not have the disposable income for mlb games. Add to that plenty of mlb’s large customer demographics are age 60+ and will not be anxious to go mingle at ballparks…….lower attendance and less revenue.
Less revenue mean less money to pay huge salaries.
he’s a baseball agent. why wouldnt he be concerned with how the season expects to go? its good business for him to.
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Pasha2k – I agree, but who’es going to bang the gavel on this one?
There is nobody behind the curtain here, or for a 100 miles in any direction
If Mlb was a movie, it would be a Western, and the next CBA is set to be the OK Corral. Find coverage
Lol… stop with the he needs to BS!
Pipe down Karen
The owners lovers in this thread are truly embarrassing.
The only thing that Snell is an “elite performer” at is playing video games.
He’s performed at an elite level, winning a Cy Young award in 2018. Even if you believe that season to be an aberration, he’s still a great pitcher.
It’s okay to hate his recent comments without taking a shot at his performance as a pitcher, which already is better than most MLB pitchers.
I still wouldnt call him an elite performer outside the 2018 season. Doesnt mean he wont be again but as of last season and besides 2018, he isnt.
snell is one of the best pitchers in baseball, not acknowledging him as an elite performer is simply ignorant
Snell is a horrible pitcher who will take that fake ego boost straight to the head and become an Antonio Brown of baseball. Quite a promotion from his current status as a clown.
Horrible pitchers don’t win Cy Young awards.
Horrible people do like Roger Clemens
Cite to Rick Porcello.
Overall, Porcello is a mediocre pitcher who had a career year that garnered him an award, but he’s not horrible. Last year, though? Yeah, he was pretty bad.
I like Rick n I don’t think it’s all his fault.
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Okay, that’s a pretty bad choice for a Cy Young winner. Of course, voters 30 years ago had different (less informed) criteria than today.
well looks like you just got proven wrong with two examples
One from more than three decades ago and another guy who is mediocre, not horrible, so I disagree. And Snell has had a pretty good career so far.
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You are so very right. His commentary will put the final nail in the 2020 MLB Season. Very sad…
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Well, this assures that Blake Snell will be leaving Tampa as soon as the Rays can put together the best possible return for him.
Snell has to know this…..very disappointing, to say the least…
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Yup,Barring inj, Id guess 50/50 he starts 2022 with them
75% chance he’s traded before the trade deadline 22′ when he would at least have optimal trade value in the 1.5 seasons remaining
(2 playoff runs)
Riding the contract out isnt the worst thing that could happen, but its going to have to be all smooth sailing for Tampa the next 3 to 4 years in a Div thats getting tougher.
All Smooth sailing and small budget teams are difficult to mix over such long periods, hell even for large market teams its a struggle. Tampa knows they have to cash the chip at the right time, right currency and .at the first sign of the paint chipping off.
Its unfortunate but its reality
Blake Snell and Scott Boras: Birds of a feather
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Drew is a player that comes along once every 20 years. Not even Barry Bonds can be compared to J.D. Drew.
They seem like a great greed team. What a match.
Boras got Drew over $100MM for his career, meaning he did his job. Matters not what you think of the guy – from his clients’ point of view, he’s the best there is… and this is a case where the client point of view is all that matters.
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100% agree until your last small tidbit Hubcap
“and this is a case where the client point of view is all that matters.”
He is now posturing his way into Real Mlb matters outside his realm, I think you can at least agree on that. Thats scary too me, not the direction I want for the sport or the voice on the Mic
Thats why I think its fair to show what he is, a snake oil saleman
If my son was in the bigs, you bet I wouldnt have a problem with him as his agent- But dont try and cross over into the state of the game right now, and thats a plea, not ANGER speaking. Hes the last thing we need More of in MLB, especially right now
I do wish Boras would keep his mouth shut most of the time, but his opinion is just as valid as yours, or any journalist’s opinion, whether you agree or disagree. The only opinions that count are those of the players, and management.
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Just as valid, no doubt
More detrimental, insurmountably so
This is not the guy I trust ,nor do I think baseball should getting involved at a time like this. His interests are only likened to himself as I hoped to allude too with my original post
Yes the players will vote to take the field this year based on own self interest despite whatever Boras says or doesn’t say. But both sides are building up the Naval fleet for war right now (CBA), and a rotten apple sticking his nose in the middle like this makes any chances of a peace treaty seem like a pipe dream
Agreed except for the fact that I wouldn’t want my child to associate with Boras.
The idea that you have to take every penny you can knowing it comes from your teammates instead of the owners has always grossed me out.
The idea that Boras makes decisions for his players that they don’t always agree with is downright creepy.
what Boras did to Stephen Drew was far worse. look that one up. he misread the market for his client so bad, he didn’t even have a job after turning down a QA.
Boras is full of ..it most of the time! Lol
Five years with the Red Sox:
RBI – 64,64,68,68,22
HR – 11,19,24,22,4
Ave – .270,.280,.279,.255,.222
He exaggerates on every player. Everyone is HOF to him.
its his job to sell a player’s services. why wouldnt he be doing that?
Hey Boras, Please take good care of Snell while he’s in your care. The poor guy is putting his life on the line out there each and every day. The man takes the mound the way a firefighter rushes into a burning building.
Good analogy, it’s true that lately snell needs to worry about risk of collapse when he goes to work.
Again, if MLBTR is right, and there’s no Revenue Sharing for the next two years, Snell isn’t POSSIBLY gone, he’s DEFINITLY gone, along with several others. It’ll be the story of the off season, but it is what it is.
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We truly are nice souls still classifying these things as stories.
I just wish they could show 1/4 the humility that we have.
Severing is a big disappointment, who cares. Always hurt and could not handle being an Ace. Trade him along with the spoiled brat that catches him. I am serious, change the teams culture. Severino was extended and I bet the Dodgers would give up many young prospects for him.
The Dodgers didn’t give up any of their top prospects for Betts, not even close. Do you really think they will give up multiple top prospects for Severino coming off Tommy John surgery? They have several very good young pitchers and pitching prospects. They don’t need Severino. If they make a trade for a pitcher, it will be for a proven TOR who shown himself to be an ACE. They will not throw prospects for a “chance” guy.
The Dodgers are going to have a hard enough time trying to sign Betts to a contract.
ST is the abbreviated spring training.
Boras is the equivalent to a sleazy defense attorney
The only people who over exaggerate players are Sparky Anderson, on every roomie who ever played for him and Red Sox fans about their minor league system – “Why did the Sox trade Carl Pavano, Brian Rose and Tony Armas Jr for Pedro Martinez??? We gave away way too much!”
Spot on. I mean it’s not like the yankees paid Pavano $38 million to pitch 145 innings or Ellsbury $150+ million to play 520 games. They knew what they were getting into with those over exaggerated players so they spent wisely. They’re so smart.
Trades are posed to be good for each team.
At the very least Boras is smart enough to educate Snell on keeping his trap shut.
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Id give 3:1 odds hes telling him to be Louder to get him too a larger market than be quite
Multi-millionaires (players and owners) arguing about money…who cares ?