Friday, November 23, 2018


We mentioned the other day that the Yankees almost snagged all-star shortstop Jean Segura while they were signing James Paxton from the Mariners. A move that would prove brilliant if they could pull it off as Didi Gregorius is on the shelf after Tommy John and would most likely be out most of the season.

Photo: The Seattle Times
We wrote THE YANKEES ALMOST SNAGGED SEGURA FROM SEATTLE TOO on November 20th.  That came off a Jon Morosi report.

Then today Brendan Kuty of wrote this:

"The Yankees are scouring the trade and free agent markets to fill Gregorius' spot, though it's possible -- yet unlikely -- they shift second baseman Gleyber Torres to shortstop."

And with that more traction as far as competition is concerned when it comes to Segura.  Now a new report that the Phillies may be in on Segura. Oddly, that comes from Jon Morosi too, but reported by MLB Trade Rumors...

Photo: Oregon Sports News
"The Phillies are expected to be one of the offseason’s busiest teams.’s Jon Paul Morosi reports the Phillies have interest in Mariners shortstop Jean Segura and closer Edwin Diaz. We’ve already heard Segura’s name linked to the Padres and Yankees in rumors, and Philadelphia could also make sense as a landing spot given their lack of production from the shortstop position (a sub-replacement -1.8 bWAR in 2018). "

Morosi is all over this guy.  I do wonder though if this is a legit rumor or just a lot of "baseball insider" click bait stuff.  It is interesting though, and I gotta tell you... I would LOVE to see Segura in pinstripes.  I'm just afraid that ship may have sailed.

We'll see...

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