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SANSON: From Jeety to Didi – a New Shortstop Arrives in the Bronx

By TED SANSON
Master Bater Blogger and Sabre-Magician

One old baseball addage says chicks (and fans) dig the long ball.

Another says pitching and defense wins ballgames.

Luckily for Yankee fans, General Manager Brian Cashman is making moves with winning – and not TV ratings and ticket sales- in mind. Yesterday, Cashman made his first two moves of what will be a very busy offseason in the Bronx, trading promising young starter Shane Greene in a menage-a-trade (3-way deal) for slick-fielding 24 year-old shortstop Didi Gregorius and signing southpaw reliever Andrew Miller away from the O’s for 4 years and $36 million. Both moves are quite shrewd in my in my estimation, but first we’ll talk about Didi and what he brings to the Bronx. Continue reading SANSON: From Jeety to Didi – a New Shortstop Arrives in the Bronx