Wednesday, December 11, 2019


Unfortunately, Didi Gregorius is moving away from the Big Apple to Philadelphia. Talk about a downgrade.

The former shortstop was declined an extension on a qualifying offer, signed a one-year deal worth $14 million. We most likely have Joe Girardi to blame for snatching our fan favorite as they worked together for three seasons in the Bronx.

After Girardi was named the manager of the Phillies, he was very vocal about his admiration of Didi.

“I’ve always been a big fan of Didi and what he’s been able to accomplish,” Girardi told reporters last week. “You have to remember, I got him when he first came over and he was replacing a legend [in Derek Jeter] and how difficult that was, and to see the growth that he made was really pleasing to me.”

Brian Cashman does not seem too concerned about losing Didi because of Gleyber Torres, but is not ruling out looking for a shortstop outside of the organization. 

“It doesn’t mean that we can’t go outside the organization at the same time if necessary,” he said. “And, so, we have a lot of flexibility because of the choices that we currently possess and, and those choices don’t aren’t limited just to the in-house options, it could be obviously out-house, going outside in franchise with trades or free agency at the same time.” 

In the meantime, the Yankees have bigger fish to fry and thank god for their catch! Read more on this, but the Yankees have signed Gerrit Cole after a nail biting week for fans who were just waiting and waiting for something to happen! 9 years, 324 million. Read GERRIT COLE IS A YANKEE! for more.

Anyway... looks like Suzie Pinstripe and I need to go see our old friends Didi and Zack Wheeler in Philly this summer!

--Missy O'Rourke
BYB Contributor
Twitter: @missy_orourke

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