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Newsday Nov 12, 2019

Yankees OK with Gleyber Torres playing shortstop

With offseason just beginning and Didi Gregorius as a free agent, GM Brian Cashman is in no hurry to "solve" anything at the position just yet.
Red Reporter Nov 11, 2019
Red Reposter - Didi Gregorius on Reds radar in free agency

Red Reposter - Didi Gregorius on Reds radar in free agency

Monday links! There was a time when the idea of the Cincinnati Reds being unsettled at the shortstop position was complete nonsense. By ‘a time,’ I really mean ‘a half a century.’ Roy McMillan won a pair of Gold Gloves and made a pair of All Star games for the Reds and Redlegs in the 1950s. Leo Cardenas made five All Star teams as the club’s shortstop of the 1960s. Davey Concepcion took the reins in 1970, and he effectively held them until Barry Larkin took over in the mid 1980s, himself manning the position for nearly twenty years before heading off to Cooperstown. Since then,...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 11, 2019
Don’t put too much stock in Didi Gregorius’ 2019 struggles

Don’t put too much stock in Didi Gregorius’ 2019 struggles

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The veteran shortstop struggled after his return from Tommy John surgery, but all signs point towards a bounce back campaign in 2020 When the Yankees decided not to extend the $17.8 million qualifying offer to shortstop Didi Gregorius, they put the ball in the court of 29 other MLB teams, choosing to allow Gregorius to explore the open market. The Yankees’ front office clearly doesn’t believe Gregorius is worth $17.8 million for one season, not exactly a revelation after he posted a disappointing line of .238/.276/.441 in 2019. That doesn’t mean they...
Reviewing the Brew Nov 11, 2019

Should the Brewers target Didi Gregorius in free agency?

Reliable play from the shortstop position has been a challenge for the Milwaukee Brewers for a few years. Should they stay the course with Orlando Arcia, or look to upgrade with Didi Gregorius? The New York Yankees didn’t extend a qualifying offer to free agent-to be Didi Gregorius. This means that the team that signs […] Should the Brewers target Didi Gregorius in free agency? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Nov 9, 2019

Cincinnati Reds: Adding this star shortstop would make Cincy contenders

The Cincinnati Reds are reportedly interested in shortstop Didi Gregorius, and if they do add him then it would make the Reds contenders. The Cincinnati Reds are set to go into 2020 with a couple of solid shortstops in Jose Peraza and Freddy Galvis but could get a whole lot better if they add star […] Cincinnati Reds: Adding this star shortstop would make Cincy contenders - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Nov 8, 2019
Yankees 2019 Roster Report Card: Didi Gregorius

Yankees 2019 Roster Report Card: Didi Gregorius

Photo by Elsa/ If Didi Gregorius’ tenure in the Bronx is over, 2019 wasn’t the best way to close it out. Five years ago, the Yankees traded (literally) Shane Greene for Didi Gregorius. Gregorius, a glove-first 25-year-old shortstop at the time, had an unenviable task in front of him; replace Derek Jeter. Gregorius had played about 200 relatively anonymous games in Cincinnati and Arizona to that point, but suddenly, he was the successor to one of the most revered players in Yankees history. Of course, we all know now that Gregorius rose to the challenge. He developed a power stroke,...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 8, 2019
The Yankees could benefit from signing a veteran infielder

The Yankees could benefit from signing a veteran infielder

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports With Didi Gregorius possibly gone, a cheap, veteran infielder could go a long way towards winning a championship. The Yankees and Brian Cashman are looking to build a championship-caliber team this offseason. With the players they currently have on their roster, they’re already pretty close. They were a few hits and a few runs away just a couple weeks ago. Nobody is doubting the Yankees roster and the fact that it can win a championship. This team has had two straight seasons of 100 wins or more, they have the talent (even if it would be great if they had...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 8, 2019
Yankees Mailbag: Luxury tax, Didi Gregorius, team of the decade

Yankees Mailbag: Luxury tax, Didi Gregorius, team of the decade

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ The answers to this week’s mailbag are in. Hello, everyone, and happy Friday! We have a small mailbag, but a good one I think. Remember to submit your questions in our weekly call, or by e-mail to pinstripealleyblog [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks and enjoy. Ruff Trade asks: Is there any chance that Hal would allow Cash to break into the third tier of luxury tax for one year? With Ellsbury and Happ, definitely and potentially off the team payroll for 2021, couldn’t the team take advantage of the elite pitching available this year? Fun fact: The Yankees have a...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 8, 2019
Friday open thread

Friday open thread

Photo by Hannah Foslien/ A week-ending open thread. We’ve now gone a week without baseball. The World Series is but a distant memory, and all we’ve left to warm ourselves is a hot stove that hopefully will prove less tepid than last year’s. There’s no telling exactly when hot stove action will truly start, however, so we’ll have to to continue to amble slowly into the offseason. Fun Questions Which of the Yankees’ impending free agents (Didi Gregorius, Brett Gardner, Dellin Betances, Austin Romine, etc) do you think is most likely to return in 2020? Who will win the...
Fish Stripes Nov 7, 2019
Deep Sea Fishing: Didi Gregorius

Deep Sea Fishing: Didi Gregorius

Handsome ballplayer with a few great seasons under his belt, but are the Marlins prepared to spend what it takes to ink him? | Photo by Mike Stobe/ Gregorius would be a great fit in Miami on a one-year “pillow” contract. Time to spend Bruce Sherman’s and Derek Jeter’s money! Entering the third year under new Marlins ownership, fans expect to see significant improvement at the major league level. Some of that improvement will surely come from within, but prospects—as they say—will break your heart. Successful MLB rebuilds make sure to surround their young cores with veterans...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 6, 2019
How the Yankees’ infield looks without Didi Gregorius

How the Yankees’ infield looks without Didi Gregorius

David Berding-USA TODAY Sports Didi Gregorius did not receive a qualifying offer from the Yankees. If they let him walk, what will the Yankees infield look like in 2020? On Monday, ten players received qualifying offers from their respective teams. These players will have ten days to decide if they will accept the offer or hit the free-agent market. Didi Gregorius was not included on the list, which means the Yankees are letting him hit the free-agent market. Gregorius has been an important part of this organization over the past few seasons. He has come up with several huge hits in...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 6, 2019
NYY news: David Co(ach)

NYY news: David Co(ach)

Photo by Paul Bereswill/ David Cone interviews for pitching coach vacancy; Didi Gregorius congratulates pair of new managers; Aaron Boone is a Manager of the Year finalist. New York Post | George A. King III: David Cone is now the third candidate who has interviewed for the vacant pitching coach job in the Bronx. It’s a contrast from the two previous interviewees in age and job title considering Cone is not a college coach. Having worked in the Yankees booth, he has a good understanding of the strategies the organization already has in place and might look to bring in. He’s the first...
Call to the Pen Nov 5, 2019

New York Yankees: A somber farewell to Didi Gregorius

Though it was long thought that Didi Gregorius would be the long term solution for the New York Yankees at shortstop, now it seems his time in NYC is done. The New York Yankees could not have asked for a better replacement for Derek Jeter than Didi Gregorius. Despite a slow start to his career […] New York Yankees: A somber farewell to Didi Gregorius - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cincinnati.com Nov 5, 2019
MLB Trade Rumors top 50 free agent list predicts Yasmani Grandal, Didi Gregorius to Reds

MLB Trade Rumors top 50 free agent list predicts Yasmani Grandal, Didi Gregorius to Reds

The Yankees declined to make a qualifying offer for former Reds shortstop Didi Gregorius.        
Pinstripe Alley Nov 5, 2019
Tuesday open thread

Tuesday open thread

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via A Tuesday open thread. The offseason is truly here, as teams and players across the league are already making important decisions. For one, players like Aroldis Chapman and Stephen Strasburg had to decide whether to use their opt-out clauses over the weekend, and yesterday, clubs rendered qualifying offers to some impending free agents. Didi Gregorius wasn’t among those free agents to receive a qualifying offer, meaning the Yankees will let him test free agency. That stands as one of the team’s more impactful decisions so far. Fun Questions Do...

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