Tuesday, July 10, 2018


If you could have Manny Machado, who only wants to play shortstop, would you dump Didi Gregorius after all he's given us? Would you?  Because that's the conversation that people are having.

I love Manny. I saw him play live on multiple occasions, but Didi Gregorius has done everything right for us Yankee fans and for the Yankees in general.

Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic writes:

"No deal appears close, and both Brian Cashman, the Yankees' general manager, and Dan Duquette, the Orioles' executive vice-president of baseball operations, declined comment. The Orioles' preference probably is to send Machado to the NL, and the team likely would ask the Yankees for a steeper package than they would accept from other clubs. Still, the Orioles might be more open to a blockbuster with the Yankees than they were when owner Peter Angelos was more active in the operation of the club."

CBS Sports presents good perspective:

"The Yankees appear set at shortstop (Didi Gregorius) and third base (Miguel Andujar), though Machado would be an upgrade over both. Rosenthal says it's unlikely the Yankees would include Andujar in a trade, and since Gregorius is the superior defender, it's likely Machado would have to accept a move back to third base for a trade to go down. Andujar would go to Triple-A in that case."

In the end, it's not about having Didi's feelings hurt. In the end it's about winning with the best players.  I think we need to get Manny Machado and do what we need to do.  Oh... and by the way... we need a big time pitcher too. Can we please do that?

Stay tuned on this one.

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  1. Manny defensive metrics rate him as a decent SS but he was a better 3B defensively .
    Been few years since he played SS and that might be it .
    Love Machado's bat as SS and his glove as 3B but we don't need him as a rental.

  2. Don't need him! A great player but he will ruin the chemistry we have on the team.Andujar has done great in his rookie season and Didi has been simply terrific since he has been in pinstripes. We need to focus on a starting pitcher not Manny.


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