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Luis Severino Under Immense Pressure to Become Yankees’ Ace in 2016

class="ui-droppable">The New York Yankees are doing this right with Luis Severino, trying to lessen the pressure on him to be great right away, even if that pressure is his reality. They're doing this right, even if there is an argument to be made that the 22-year-old will be their best starting pitcher.

Severino didn't start Tuesday's Opening Day game against the Houston Astros and Dallas Keuchel, just as he didn't start the Yankees' lone 2015 playoff game against the Astros and Keuchel. Masahiro Tanaka started Tuesday, just as he did last October, and the Yankees lost, just as they did then.

If you want to say Severino could have done better, well, perhaps he could have. The Yankees won six of his final eight starts last year, when ...

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