When it was first reported last week that Luis Severino was being shut down, it was hard to be optimistic. It really was. Today, we got the worst news imaginable: Severino will need Tommy John surgery. He will obviously miss the 2020 season and likely at least the start of 2021 as well. Severino has only thrown 20.1 innings since Game 3 of the 2018 ALDS, and folks, it sucks.
We’ll have more on this in a bit once we compose our thoughts.