The 2023 season proved to be a tumultuous journey for the New York Yankees. The 27-time World Series champions fell out of the postseason race after setting up an abysmal 82-80 record. Having said that, a lot of factors worked against the team throughout the season, which led to the unprecedented fallout.
The lack of offensive production and injuries to key players played a big role. Additionally, the highly regarded veterans failed to step up on the big occasion. One such veteran disappointment is now mulling retirement in the wake of the lost season. He was moved mid-season and is entering free agency at the age of 39.
Josh Donaldson Wants To Finish On A High After Disastrous Tenure With Yankees!
Josh Donaldson’s tenure with the Yankees was marked by highs and lows, with injuries and performance struggles affecting his overall impact on the team. He was traded during the 2022 season owing to his esteemed 12 years of major league experience. The expectations were high. But unforeseen obstacles hampered Donaldson’s ability to deliver consistently on the field. The 2023 season proved to be a tumultuous journey for Donaldson. He battled injuries that limited his playing time and hindered his effectiveness when he was on the field. The infielder could only feature in over 30 games before being released mid-season. As the Bombers’ playoff campaign fell into jeopardy, they got rid of Donaldson as he found a new home with the Brewers.
The change of scenery worked for a while. However, with the Brewers’ falling short of a playoff berth, Josh Donaldson’s chances stayed limited. Now, the veteran infielder is set to enter free agency at the age of 39. Unsurprisingly, he is mulling retirement. In a recent interview, Donaldson said he wants to try for one more year before calling it quits. “I think after this upcoming season, that would be my last season, no matter what. I would like to play one more year and go out on a good note, and then that’d be it,” said Donaldson. While Josh didn’t elaborate on his difficult journey with the Yanks, he did express a desire to reunite with his former team, Toronto Blue Jays. No matter where he lands, the MLB veteran undoubtedly deserves a happy ending.
City Rivals Eyes Yanks’ Major 2023 Season Disappointment!
Luis Severino, the New York Yankees starting pitcher, will enter free agency this off-season. After an abysmal season, wherein he called himself the worst pitcher in the league, Severino is unlikely to receive an extension offer, and rightly so. Luis posted a 6.65 ERA in over 89 innings before ending his season with an oblique injury.
Meanwhile, Luis Severino could find a new roof in New York itself. As per Will Sammon of The Athletic, the New York Mets are planning to meet Severino in the coming weeks. Mets, entering the off-season with a new leadership, are determined to enforce a positive change. It’s unclear what made them think of Severino as an asset. Nonetheless, the change of scenery could work in favor of the pitcher.