2) Luis Severino outpitches Marcus Stroman
Mets and Yankees fans at each other's throats is nothing new in our social media driven world. Neither team can make a questionable move or suffer a heartbreaking loss without fans of the other experiencing some sense of Schadenfreude.
This year, the two players fans in New York will keep a close eye on are Luis Severino and Marcus Stroman. The former Yankee is a Met. The ex-Met is now a Yankee. Comparing the two is a must in 2024.
Severino came to the Mets on a “prove it” type of deal while Stroman went for the likeliest best offer. At different stages of their career with perceived different expectations, the twist here is for Severino to have the better season.
It's not as outlandish as first meets the eye. Their career numbers aren't far off. Severino's best seasons, while a bit more distant, outmatched Stroman.
Imagine the Yankees letting Sevy leave only to pay more money to Stroman and watch him have a better season from their guy. It's the kind of twist we're all begging to see happen. We don’t care how much it hurts the emotions of Yankees fans either. Collateral damage? They’ll get over it.