Monday, March 20, 2017
Posted by Alphonso at 6:27 PM
Didi Gregorious, who was having his best spring ever, now limps home to NYC Hospitals for further testing on, " a barking right shoulder."
I have not seen any tape of how the injury occurred, so my diagnosis is limited.
I can tell you, however, that a shoulder injury is insidious. There is no such thing as a " tweak" in the shoulder. A "tweak," by the way, is a meaningless, generic term for something not considered serious and which, with rest, will cure itself 100% in a relatively short time. With shoulders, there are tears, dislocations, breaks, strains and hematomas.
All bode badly for Didi.
My guess; the Yankees will never tell us the truth. That is point one.
The geniuses running this franchise have already penciled in two guys who are, basically, career minor leaguers with no upside. Torreyes, who has a decent glove and hits the occasional single. Or Rueben Tejada, a cast-off who underperformed for the Mets, I think. This reflects the typically optimistic, and disingenuous, Yankee storyline that Didi is not seriously hurt, and all the Yankees need do is, " hold the fort," for a bit. They think that lying to their fans and to the league will help the team win.
As fans, we want to see an exciting rookie. We want a reason to watch the team. Inserting Torreyes or Tejada for Didi does not cut it. The team has been downgraded, by the loss of DIDI. And using a couple of career nobodies is a blessing for Boston. We gain nothing.
Now to the question everyone has been asking me:
Dr. Alphonso; how long will Didi be out? How seriously is he hurt? What will his recovery time period be?
Answer: Didi will be out a long time and his season, this season, is essentially ruined for him.
That idiotic marketing extravaganza, that world baseball thing, hurts major league teams like the Yankees big time. Who gives a rats ass if kids in Denmark start lobbying for little league teams, instead of soccer pitches? Building baseball love in the Yemen should be someone else's job, not the real teams of the world.
The Yankees took a bullet with Tex and they are taking a bullet now, with Didi.
Mark my words.