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It seems hard to believe, but after the difference between Didi Gregorius of 2015 and 2016 is impressive. After a career season with a .276 BA, 20 home runs and 70 RBI's he certainly has even higher expectations for 2017. He's still only 26 years old and still has some of his best years ahead of him. Cashman may not be keen on the idea of giving up some young talent but a big logjam at shortstop is on its way.
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But as we have seen before his 2016 season did not match up to what we had previously seen and AAA didn't happen as predicted. He finished last season with a .254 BA, a low on base percentage and too many strikeouts. His on-field struggles turned into off-field struggles and he complained to Yankee management when his long awaited promotion never came which resulted in a suspension and also missing an appearance in the Futures Game.
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It will be interesting to see what happens if and when Torres is sufficiently "seasoned" down in the minors and is ready to be called up from AAA in a few short months to play.....where? The Yankees do not seem interested in moving either Gregorius or Torres to third base in place of Chase Headley AND Cashman has also said he doesn't want to trade any of these guys either. Maybe Cashman is using his poker face again. Who knows.
Oh, but again that's not all because they also still have Tyler Wade to figure out even though he is still way down at the bottom it still doesn't make this any easier. The Yankees will have to deal with this logjam at shortstop sooner rather than later. If we had to let someone go who should it be?
It's nice to have a lot of depth rather than not enough....I could get used to this.
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