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Dave in Hoboken : 7/28/2021 8:05 pm
From Passan's Twitter:


Jeff Passan
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BREAKING: The New York Yankees are finalizing a deal to acquire outfielder Joey Gallo from the Texas Rangers, sources tell ESPN. The deal is pending medical review.
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This ball park  
section125 : 7/28/2021 10:39 pm : link
sucks...MLB players having trouble following pop ups is bush league....
RE: RE: Kay is lost  
Bricktop : 7/28/2021 10:40 pm : link
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I'm not a Kay fan, but they have to fucking stop with the announcers for away team announcing from their home park. It doesn't work. They screw so many things up. I have MLB extra innings and at this point when I'm watching non-Yankee games I make sure I watch on the home team channel because the away team production is a total shit show because they are watching the game on a monitor from sometimes 3k miles away


FINALLY! You're right about something. Great job! 😁
Missed in that was the  
section125 : 7/28/2021 10:41 pm : link
Yanks admitting they are working on the trade...
Chapman’s looking more like himself, though it’s always an adventure.  
bceagle05 : 7/28/2021 10:43 pm : link
They’ve been playing better overall for a while now, but for the bullpen meltdowns….
RE: Chapman’s looking more like himself, though it’s always an adventure.  
section125 : 7/28/2021 10:48 pm : link
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They’ve been playing better overall for a while now, but for the bullpen meltdowns….


His velocity has been back up last couple times out - so he may have screwed up his mechanics. He had been down to 95/96.

FWIW, Green was better tonight too. You can tell when he is right as his FB is high in the zone. If he is continually down, he is off.
So Cashman is planning on  
Bricktop : 7/28/2021 10:55 pm : link
bringing Gallo off the bench to sub Gardy when he needs a rest, right? That's really smart. Love it.
RE: So Cashman is planning on  
section125 : 7/28/2021 10:58 pm : link
In comment 15315942 Bricktop said:
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bringing Gallo off the bench to sub Gardy when he needs a rest, right? That's really smart. Love it.


Fuck that - Stanton 6'6" in LF, Gallo(or Callo) in CF 6'5" and Judge in RF 6'7" - try and hit it over their heads!
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Bricktop : 7/28/2021 11:00 pm : link
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bringing Gallo off the bench to sub Gardy when he needs a rest, right? That's really smart. Love it.



Fuck that - Stanton 6'6" in LF, Gallo(or Callo) in CF 6'5" and Judge in RF 6'7" - try and hit it over their heads!


You're not paying a five-tool player $1.8M to sit on the bench.
Glad he passed the test; game-winning RBI by him:  
Dave in Hoboken : 7/28/2021 11:00 pm : link
Bryan Hoch
@BryanHoch
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Aaron Judge said on
@YESNetwork
that he was scratched from the lineup for "medical testing."
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section125 : 7/28/2021 11:03 pm : link
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bringing Gallo off the bench to sub Gardy when he needs a rest, right? That's really smart. Love it.



Fuck that - Stanton 6'6" in LF, Gallo(or Callo) in CF 6'5" and Judge in RF 6'7" - try and hit it over their heads!



You're not paying a five-tool player $1.8M to sit on the bench.


It's Cashman's World and we are only allowed to ride it.

I was just getting to like Greg Allen in the lineup.
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Bricktop : 7/28/2021 11:10 pm : link
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bringing Gallo off the bench to sub Gardy when he needs a rest, right? That's really smart. Love it.



Fuck that - Stanton 6'6" in LF, Gallo(or Callo) in CF 6'5" and Judge in RF 6'7" - try and hit it over their heads!



You're not paying a five-tool player $1.8M to sit on the bench.



It's Cashman's World and we are only allowed to ride it.

I was just getting to like Greg Allen in the lineup.


At the very least Gardy is the new DH.
Doesn’t seem like a fit  
CowboyHaters : 7/28/2021 11:14 pm : link
other than he’s a lefty. Don’t the Yanks have enough HR hitters that strike out all the time?

LGM!
RE: Doesn’t seem like a fit  
Dave in Hoboken : 7/28/2021 11:27 pm : link
In comment 15315957 CowboyHaters said:
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other than he’s a lefty. Don’t the Yanks have enough HR hitters that strike out all the time?

LGM!


You're a Mets fan. That's all that needs to be said.
RE: that is  
Matt M. : 7/28/2021 11:31 pm : link
In comment 15315779 RasputinPrime said:
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a boatload of hitting talent going back the other way. Otto we probably sold high on but gutting our entire 2B pool is a really odd move.

Love Gallo but really don't love the deal.
I'm not loving the deal. IT's a lot of HRs from the left side and good defense in CF. But, it will just be more Ks in the middle of the lineup. How is this going to get us over the hump in the postseason?
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CowboyHaters : 7/28/2021 11:31 pm : link
In comment 15315963 Dave in Hoboken said:
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other than he’s a lefty. Don’t the Yanks have enough HR hitters that strike out all the time?

LGM!



You're a Mets fan. That's all that needs to be said.



Davey,

Settle down my friend, I’m not a fan of the Jets.
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shockeyisthebest8056 : 7/28/2021 11:36 pm : link
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a boatload of hitting talent going back the other way. Otto we probably sold high on but gutting our entire 2B pool is a really odd move.

Love Gallo but really don't love the deal.

I'm not loving the deal. IT's a lot of HRs from the left side and good defense in CF. But, it will just be more Ks in the middle of the lineup. How is this going to get us over the hump in the postseason?


Gotta get to the postseason first and that’s not happening with the production (or lack thereof) in left and center.
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Matt M. : 7/28/2021 11:39 pm : link
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a boatload of hitting talent going back the other way. Otto we probably sold high on but gutting our entire 2B pool is a really odd move.

Love Gallo but really don't love the deal.

I'm not loving the deal. IT's a lot of HRs from the left side and good defense in CF. But, it will just be more Ks in the middle of the lineup. How is this going to get us over the hump in the postseason?



Gotta get to the postseason first and that’s not happening with the production (or lack thereof) in left and center.
Agreed, but sometimes, just don't make the deal. They gave away a haul of minor leaguers, a few of whom are decent and I would say they got a good, not great player back. In 2 days, they traded their best hitter in AAA at a position of need, a serviceable reliever, anothe reliever nobody will miss and a haul of minor leaguers (decent prospects). Their grand return for all of that? A G-d awful reliever and a big power bat with a good glove, but an awful lot of swings and misses.
Why are we annoyed at this deal?  
djm : 7/28/2021 11:42 pm : link
Gallo is a monstrous upgrade in this lineup. Warts and all he’s still basically the second best hitter on this team and he can play the field. If you’re annoyed at that we gave up ok fine but some of you act like this guy can’t hit. Everyone strikes out too much, he’s still a huge upgrade. I don’t get the negativity. And you don’t really think Gardner will start over Gallo do you? That’s a joke right?
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Dave in Hoboken : 7/28/2021 11:46 pm : link
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other than he’s a lefty. Don’t the Yanks have enough HR hitters that strike out all the time?

LGM!



You're a Mets fan. That's all that needs to be said.




Davey,

Settle down my friend, I’m not a fan of the Jets.


Sure, you aren't.
RE: Why are we annoyed at this deal?  
Matt M. : 7/29/2021 12:00 am : link
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Gallo is a monstrous upgrade in this lineup. Warts and all he’s still basically the second best hitter on this team and he can play the field. If you’re annoyed at that we gave up ok fine but some of you act like this guy can’t hit. Everyone strikes out too much, he’s still a huge upgrade. I don’t get the negativity. And you don’t really think Gardner will start over Gallo do you? That’s a joke right?
The fact that a .220 hitter is a huge upgrade is more telling of the rest of the lineup. I am not pissed at getting him, but I think they overpaid.

Personally, for what they gave up, I'd be fine taking my chances with the young guys or going after someone else.
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section125 : 7/29/2021 6:05 am : link
In comment 15315986 Matt M. said:
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Gallo is a monstrous upgrade in this lineup. Warts and all he’s still basically the second best hitter on this team and he can play the field. If you’re annoyed at that we gave up ok fine but some of you act like this guy can’t hit. Everyone strikes out too much, he’s still a huge upgrade. I don’t get the negativity. And you don’t really think Gardner will start over Gallo do you? That’s a joke right?

The fact that a .220 hitter is a huge upgrade is more telling of the rest of the lineup. I am not pissed at getting him, but I think they overpaid.

Personally, for what they gave up, I'd be fine taking my chances with the young guys or going after someone else.


The guy is at 3.4 WAR and 139 wRC+ right now. That is 2nd to Judge. He is a good OF. He replaces Gardy who is a 0.3 WAR and 77 wRC+...that is a huge upgrade. And he is doing that on a crappy team without protection. He probably moves Odor out of the 3 hole and as well as Odor has done, he is not a #3 hitter - upgrade and real protection for Judge.

The Rays just got 41 year old Nelson Cruz who cannot play the field who has a similar wRC+.

Prospects are prospects. They would not have been with the Yanks MLB team anytime soon. Look how long we have waited for Florial and he may or may not make the big team permanently and he was the #1 prospect. I hope Florial replaces Gardy next spring.


As for the Mets, I hope they do well and win the NLE and the NL. However, they are 1 game better than the Yanks right now. One game and their 2nd place team is at .500.
Adjustments to the deal  
ManningLobsItBurressAlone : 7/29/2021 7:11 am : link
According to both Passan and Curry.

Yanks look to be getting Gallo along with LHP Joely Rodriguez (no Joey King as previously reported).

The prospect package is down to 4; Josh Smith, Trevor Hauver, Glenn Otto, and Ezequiel Duran (No Pereira or Vazquez as previously reported).
RE: Adjustments to the deal  
section125 : 7/29/2021 7:14 am : link
In comment 15316031 ManningLobsItBurressAlone said:
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According to both Passan and Curry.

Yanks look to be getting Gallo along with LHP Joely Rodriguez (no Joey King as previously reported).

The prospect package is down to 4; Josh Smith, Trevor Hauver, Glenn Otto, and Ezequiel Duran (No Pereira or Vazquez as previously reported).


King looked like a good pick up, Rodriguez, not so much.
meh on the deal for me. Gallo is another strikeout machine  
Victor in CT : 7/29/2021 7:34 am : link
who can be pitched to when it counts. Other than that he's lefty, more of the same. 125 Ks in 388 plate appearances. He'll fit right in with Judge, Stanton, Sanchez, Torres.
Yankees still working on other deals  
nygiants16 : 7/29/2021 8:04 am : link
including story
RE: Yankees still working on other deals  
section125 : 7/29/2021 8:09 am : link
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including story


Nope, no Story - they already got their CF in Gallo! Maybe Story can catch.
I like the deal  
Stu11 : 7/29/2021 8:11 am : link
Gallo is a good all around player. Yes I'd like a better contact guy, but he's what the MLB is now for better or worse. As for the prospects, I know some of you in here obsess on them, but frankly I've lost all faith in this organization to develop top notch players. Besides Judge who on this roster has been developed by us that you would have a hard time trading right now? Monty? Please. Maybe Loaisiga but he's hardly untouchable. Gleyber doesn't count he was mainly a Cubs prospect. Honestly at this point besides maybe Dominguez I'd deal anyone.
Is it Yerry Rodriguez that is in the deal??  
Rick in Dallas : 7/29/2021 8:13 am : link
If so I have watched him pitch this year at Frisco Double AA Roughriders. I am a usher for the Roughriders.
Rodriguez is a pretty good pitching prospect who didn't get much run support.13 starts a 1.24 WHIP with 52 SO's in 45 innings.2.98 ERA.
Rangers paying most of  
nygiants16 : 7/29/2021 8:26 am : link
Gallo's salary, leaves room for Yankees to make more moves
I read  
MadPlaid : 7/29/2021 8:28 am : link
That part of the motivation to trade these particular prospects was the fact that a few of them had reached the point where the Yankees would have to put them on the 40 man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. Considering that most are only at High A ball level, it seems prudent to deal them now. It was going to be a while before they even sniffed the big leagues, and the Yankees got something instead of nothing.

Also, to get Gallo, they didn’t give up any top prospects. That, IMO, is the best thing about this deal.
RE: I read  
bigbluehoya : 7/29/2021 8:35 am : link
In comment 15316055 MadPlaid said:
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That part of the motivation to trade these particular prospects was the fact that a few of them had reached the point where the Yankees would have to put them on the 40 man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. Considering that most are only at High A ball level, it seems prudent to deal them now. It was going to be a while before they even sniffed the big leagues, and the Yankees got something instead of nothing.

Also, to get Gallo, they didn’t give up any top prospects. That, IMO, is the best thing about this deal.


correct. before complaining about the haul, one has to seriously consider how many of these guys would realistically have been a fit for the 40-man after this season.

For all of the twitter mouth-breathers who can't stop repeating the trope that the yankees minors league system is weak, this trade is a testament to the depth of the talent there. Not a ton of blue-chippers in the org (although a few players really surging), but there is quality talent that runs deep.
Spot on MadPlaid  
ManningLobsItBurressAlone : 7/29/2021 9:17 am : link
The rumored package includes 2 guys who would have to be placed on the 40 man roster this offseason, or we would risk losing them for nothing in the Rule 5 draft. Otto was already exposed in last year's rule 5 draft, and went unselected and Duran would have had to be added this year.

Also, we're dealing from our big depth in middle IF prospects (Smith 2B/SS, Hauver 2B/corner OF, Duran 2B), while keeping the prospects that the organization believes still has the highest upside at those same positions (Volpe SS, Oswald Peraza SS, Alexander Vargas SS, and new 1st rounder Trey Sweeney SS). Also, ignoring the fact that Gleyber is SS/2B at only 24 years old still.

The Yanks always seem to have guys selected in the Rule 5, and the crunch as always is real this year. Looking at some other players who would need to be protected, or risk losing for nothing:
- Oswaldo Cabrera (middle IF)
- Brandon Lockridge (OF)
- Josh Breaux (C)
- Randy Vazquez (SP)
- Everson Pereira (OF)
- Matt Sauer (SP)

Just a small sampling of guys that we can see moved in deals due to Rule 5.
RE: Spot on MadPlaid  
section125 : 7/29/2021 9:22 am : link
In comment 15316093 ManningLobsItBurressAlone said:
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The rumored package includes 2 guys who would have to be placed on the 40 man roster this offseason, or we would risk losing them for nothing in the Rule 5 draft. Otto was already exposed in last year's rule 5 draft, and went unselected and Duran would have had to be added this year.

Also, we're dealing from our big depth in middle IF prospects (Smith 2B/SS, Hauver 2B/corner OF, Duran 2B), while keeping the prospects that the organization believes still has the highest upside at those same positions (Volpe SS, Oswald Peraza SS, Alexander Vargas SS, and new 1st rounder Trey Sweeney SS). Also, ignoring the fact that Gleyber is SS/2B at only 24 years old still.

The Yanks always seem to have guys selected in the Rule 5, and the crunch as always is real this year. Looking at some other players who would need to be protected, or risk losing for nothing:
- Oswaldo Cabrera (middle IF)
- Brandon Lockridge (OF)
- Josh Breaux (C)
- Randy Vazquez (SP)
- Everson Pereira (OF)
- Matt Sauer (SP)

Just a small sampling of guys that we can see moved in deals due to Rule 5.


Agreed and thanks for the list of the Rule 5 eligible guys. If they have not made it in 5 years(or 4 if over 18 at signing), they probably are not likely to make it with the Yanks within the next 6 months.
The remaining Rule 5 guys  
Dunedin81 : 7/29/2021 9:37 am : link
Would be tough to hide on an MLB roster. Lockridge maybe, but he’s probably a 4th OF. I like Breaux the most of them for upside but he’s not MLB ready. Vasquez might be able to stick in relief right now, but I doubt Sauer could.
RE: The remaining Rule 5 guys  
ManningLobsItBurressAlone : 7/29/2021 9:42 am : link
In comment 15316138 Dunedin81 said:
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Would be tough to hide on an MLB roster. Lockridge maybe, but he’s probably a 4th OF. I like Breaux the most of them for upside but he’s not MLB ready. Vasquez might be able to stick in relief right now, but I doubt Sauer could.


Agreed there. Not with a team that is going to consistently be going for it.

Of that bunch I think you called out the two I'd love to try and hold onto to see what we have, Lockridge and Breaux. Lockridge has been mashing since his promotion to Double A (.999 OPS, granted it's only been 61 PA's), and Breaux, who has the country power, but is still in High A, I imagine a promotion should be coming for him, though he's mired in a slump now.
Pereira might have the highest ceiling  
Dunedin81 : 7/29/2021 9:46 am : link
He did as much as anyone to torpedo Yankee baseball on Staten Island
Dunedin  
ManningLobsItBurressAlone : 7/29/2021 10:08 am : link
Forgive me, Pereira is my #1 hold. I had mentioned him above in the thread when he was announced in the original trade as the one that would sting the most (for me) if dealt. While he's the farthest away, I agree with you that his ceiling is the highest. He's having a great start so far in Tampa, and I'd think a move to Tampa is not far off given his status.
RE: The remaining Rule 5 guys  
TheMick7 : 7/29/2021 10:43 am : link
In comment 15316138 Dunedin81 said:
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Would be tough to hide on an MLB roster. Lockridge maybe, but he’s probably a 4th OF. I like Breaux the most of them for upside but he’s not MLB ready. Vasquez might be able to stick in relief right now, but I doubt Sauer could.


But,it will depend om how much the Yankees value each & also,there will be teams that will take a player & keep him on the roster all season.We saw that with Luis Torrens & the Padres! I agree Pereira would be my #1 & I've heard some very good things about Vasquez!
FWIW  
DanMetroMan : 7/29/2021 10:44 am : link
Seidler (BP) said he had Duran #4, Otto #14, Smith #9 in the Yankees system pre-trade not including 2021 draft picks.
RE: FWIW  
Dunedin81 : 7/29/2021 10:51 am : link
In comment 15316218 DanMetroMan said:
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Seidler (BP) said he had Duran #4, Otto #14, Smith #9 in the Yankees system pre-trade not including 2021 draft picks.


Duran is a little high for me. Smith isn’t, and Otto isn’t either. Otto had some of the best K numbers in the minors. Duran has a weird offensive profile. If it works cool, but it hasn’t all that often before.
So has the deal been finalized? Just 4 prospects and Rangers are  
Jim in Hoboken : 7/29/2021 11:40 am : link
paying Gallo's salary?

Maybe I'll stop complaining about Cashman for a couple of days.

Think they will sign him long term?
RE: So has the deal been finalized? Just 4 prospects and Rangers are  
Dankbeerman : 7/29/2021 12:12 pm : link
In comment 15316301 Jim in Hoboken said:
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paying Gallo's salary?

Maybe I'll stop complaining about Cashman for a couple of days.

Think they will sign him long term?


According to thw post Texas is paying the salaries for both players.

So the space created by the cessa/wilson deal is still in play for another move
Yankees just posted on Facebook  
Ron from Ninerland : 7/29/2021 12:14 pm : link
The deal is done. Yanks get Callo and Joely Rodriguiz. Don'y know who they gave up.
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Carson53 : 7/29/2021 12:39 pm : link
In comment 15316032 section125 said:
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According to both Passan and Curry.

Yanks look to be getting Gallo along with LHP Joely Rodriguez (no Joey King as previously reported).

The prospect package is down to 4; Josh Smith, Trevor Hauver, Glenn Otto, and Ezequiel Duran (No Pereira or Vazquez as previously reported).



King looked like a good pick up, Rodriguez, not so much.
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It makes the deal more palatable, 4 prospects instead of 6.
Smith and Otto were top 25 prospects in MLB Pipeline as well. So the Yanks took a lesser RP from the Rangers.
Now if you could have got Gallo for the rest of this year, and 2 more seasons of team control, then I think
6 prospects becomes more palatable. As it is, one more season of team control.
* Top 25 prospects  
Carson53 : 7/29/2021 12:45 pm : link
in the Yankees system, just to clarify.
Have to correct myself  
Carson53 : 7/29/2021 12:57 pm : link
In the deal, the Rangers received: shortstop Josh Smith (Yankees' No. 14 prospect per MLB Pipeline); second baseman Ezequiel Duran (No. 15); second baseman/outfielder Trevor Hauver (No. 23); and right-hander Glenn Otto (No. 28).

www.mlb.com/yankees/news/joey-gallo-yankees-trade
RE: Have to correct myself  
DanMetroMan : 7/29/2021 12:59 pm : link
In comment 15316418 Carson53 said:
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In the deal, the Rangers received: shortstop Josh Smith (Yankees' No. 14 prospect per MLB Pipeline); second baseman Ezequiel Duran (No. 15); second baseman/outfielder Trevor Hauver (No. 23); and right-hander Glenn Otto (No. 28).

www.mlb.com/yankees/news/joey-gallo-yankees-trade


Both Jim Callis (BA) and Jarrett Seidler (BP) have noted these rankings are severely out of date and nowhere near where they would stand today.
Noted  
DanMetroMan : 7/29/2021 1:01 pm : link
above

"Seidler (BP) said he had Duran #4, Otto #14, Smith #9 in the Yankees system pre-trade not including 2021 draft picks."

Sorry meant to say Callis (MLB)

Jim Callis
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That's the other thing. With the new calendar with the @MLBDraft
pushed to mid-July, we haven't done our midseason update & aren't including 2021 draftees yet. So the current rankings are from before the season, and we're slotting in the guys who changed teams & the replacements.


JJ Cooper with similar

JJ Cooper
@jjcoop36
I am trying to make sure everyone understands that the Yankees did trade away Top 10 Prospects in this deal. If you're argument is you don't like Duran/Smith and have info, let's discuss. If it's because you cite preseason rankings (ours included) that's outdated info.
RE: RE: Have to correct myself  
section125 : 7/29/2021 1:04 pm : link
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In the deal, the Rangers received: shortstop Josh Smith (Yankees' No. 14 prospect per MLB Pipeline); second baseman Ezequiel Duran (No. 15); second baseman/outfielder Trevor Hauver (No. 23); and right-hander Glenn Otto (No. 28).

www.mlb.com/yankees/news/joey-gallo-yankees-trade



Both Jim Callis (BA) and Jarrett Seidler (BP) have noted these rankings are severely out of date and nowhere near where they would stand today.


Dan, all these rankings are subjective and not that far off from one another. Look where Deivi Garcia has been ranked and Florial. They float and move. The players they are giving up are good prospects, yes. In the end, all they are is prospects. Most prospects are just trade bait and pieces(that is cruel sounding).
Let us just hope Gallo is as good or better than they say.
Gallo  
Stan in LA : 7/29/2021 1:09 pm : link
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“I would consider myself as defensive-first player, honestly,” the reigning American League right field Gold Glove winner said. “Numbers-wise, I’m higher up there (on defense) than I am hitting. I can hit homers and whatnot, but I take pride in being able to change the game defensively. I’ve just never been associated as that kind of player so it makes me proud that I can be that kind of player.”

The numbers back him up. Entering Tuesday night’s game, Gallo led all right fielders in Outs Above Average, and it wasn’t particularly close.

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