Friday, June 23, 2017


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Dan Martin and Brian Costello of the New York Post say it best... third base is a 'sore spot' for the Yankees.  I like Chase Headley, but it might be over for him. First there was hope that we'd see Gleyber Torres.

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Now Headley is out with back spasms... not that that's a bad thing. I mean, don't get me wrong, I am glad it's only back spasms, but at least it gets him off the field to maybe regroup.  The problem with that however is now we need to fill the void.

The Post writes:

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"Girardi said the spasms “probably” are related to the lower back issues Headley has dealt with in the past. Headley played well for a stretch earlier this month, but was in a 1-for-10 skid. Ronald Torreyes started in his place."

But Torreyes, as much as I love that guy, is not a third baseman and we desperately need to figure out this situation fast.  Jeana Bellezza just wrote about the third base problem in YANKEES CAN'T IGNORE THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM ANYMORE and might have a solution:

"2. Third Base

The Yankees have been rumored to be considering upgrades at third base for weeks now. Chase Headley is having one of the worst offensive seasons of his career and he has committed the second-most errors at third base this year. Many expect the Yankees to improve the position form within, especially with Gleyber Torres rising quickly through the minors. That may be the long term plan, but now that he has an injured elbow those plans are temporarily on hold. The Yankees will need to consider upgrades outside of the organization and the Kansas City Royals are a good trade partner. The Royals are in third place after posting the worst record in April.

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Their bad start has them at a slim 6.7% chance to make the playoffs so that makes Mike Moustakas a prime trade target, read more HERE. He is in the middle of a career season and the most intriguing trade target for the team. Boston is desperately trying to solve their own third place weakness with Pablo Sandoval, so the competition may cause a higher price tag."

I'm a fan of this option.  After all, we need to do something. 

What's your idea? Comment.

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