3 Yankees players we'll be glad are gone in 2024 and 2 we wish stayed

Goodbye and goodbye. But the second round of goodbyes were harder.

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Yankees player fans are thrilled to see gone: Luis Severino

This might be an unpopular opinion, but if you were a good Yankee for two years, that doesn't absolve you from doing absolutely nothing for the next five. Luis Severino was supposed to be the next great Yankees pitcher. He ended up being the Yankees' next great disappointment.

Sevy's 2017 and 2018 seasons (well, really just the first half of 2018), truly had Yankees fans believing they had their next homegrown ace. But then shoulder issues limited him to just three starts in 2019, all because he failed to communicate his injuries to the team's medical staff. Then, just weeks before players were reporting to 2020 spring training, Severino needed Tommy John surgery. He pitched in just seven games from 2019-2021.

Everyone thought he was "back" when he logged 19 starts in 2022, but more injuries kept him on the shelf, and he publicly criticized the Yankees for rightfully placing him on the 60-day injured list. Severino then returned in 2023 to be, legitimately, the worst full-time starter in MLB. He logged a 6.65 ERA, 6.14 FIP and 1.65 WHIP in 19 games (18 starts). And, you guessed it, more injuries kept him off the field. There was also belief he was tipping his pitches so badly and so often in 2023 that it led to him getting knocked around like he was an undeveloped prospect. Even if that were the case, it's no excuse. Severino is an eight-year MLB veteran and has the resources at his fingertips to stop the spiraling.

He's now a Met. We're happy for him that he got to stay in New York, but it would've been torture to watch him take the mound one more time as a Yankee.