Sunday, January 22, 2017


(Aug. 15, 2016 - Source: Rich Schultz/Getty Images North America)
You can't help but love Didi Gregorius.  I mean, he had some pretty big shoes to fill, even though he claimed he wasn't filling any in our God, Derek Jeter. Subliminally.... he was.

And when he finally settled down and played "his" game, we learned to like him, and then love him and life is good for not only us as fans... but for Didi Gregorius as well.

(Sept. 15, 2016 - Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America)
Andrew Marchand has a nice nugget about Didi and his next step as a New York Yankee and I wanted to share it:

"'He has been growing before our eyes,' GM Brian Cashman said. 'I think there is more gas in the tank.'...

Last year, Gregorius hit for a better average, with the same number of homers, than the Astros' Carlos Correa. While Correa's .811 OPS was better -- and, to be fair, Correa is five years younger -- the numbers speak to the company Gregorius could soon keep.

'There is still more ceiling there,' Cashman said....

July 25, 2016 - Source: Bob Levey/Getty Images North America
None other than Alex Rodriguez mentored Gregorius during that trying time. Gregorius, then and now, demonstrates a hunger to learn.

'It is a process,' Rodriguez said at the time. 'Didi is going to be a fine shortstop here for a long time. I told him sometime around June 15 or June 1, he is going to look at all of us and say he feels much more comfortable.'

(June 21, 2016 - Source: Mike Stobe/Getty Images North America)
A-Rod was dead on. Now, two years later, Gregorius could take it to another level."

The Yankees are rallying behind Gregorius.  We should too... because next up could very well be "All-Star Shortstop Didi Gregorius". 

I like that.

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