Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Not sure if any of you know 31 year old Yulieski Gourriel, but he defected from Cuba.  According to many sources, now that he has, he has big dreams of playing for the New York Yankees.

Lou DiPietro of YESNetwork.com writes:

Gourriel "...has his sights set on joining Major League Baseball…and the Yankees may be his top target...

...back in 2015, while talking about the possibility of playing Major League Baseball, Yulieski Gourriel told Yahoo! that it is "the dream of all players to play at the maximum level baseball in all the world," and he also said that he desired to join the Yankees so he could play alongside his favorite player, Alex Rodriguez."

What does it all mean? I mean, who DOESN'T want to play for the New York Yankees.  Well, we will have to see.

Gourriel plays 3rd and can play 2nd base, and has played in Cuba for 15 seasons.  DiPietro writes that Gourriel "...has hit a combined .333 with 245 home runs and 999 RBI." Those stats are with Cuba and with Japan Nippon Professional Baseball. DiPietro also says he just doesn't see the Yankees as a fit, and you know what? He may be right.

I just needed to bring this to your attention because with all this talk about Chase Headley and whether or not he's capable anymore... the idea of Gourriel in pinstripes is definitely intriguing.

We'll keep an eye on this for you. More to come...

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