Phillies Showing Interest In Didi Gregorius
By Jeff Todd | November 22, 2019 at 2:08pm CDTThe Phillies are indicating enthusiasm with the expectation of complimentary specialist shortstop Didi Gregorius, as per a report from Jon Morosi of MLB Network (by means of Twitter). Having declined a passing idea from the Yankees, Gregorius will require draft remuneration after marking.
While the Phils don’t need for choices at shortstop — Jean Segura and Scott Kingery each stay close by — the club needs infield enhancements. We noticed the Philadelphia organization as a potential contender for Gregorius in our posting of the main fifty free specialists, however we speculated he’d end up with the Reds on a solid, three-year bargain.
The Cincinnati club is supposedly additionally in pursuit of Gregorius. It’s uplifting news for him to have numerous suitors at this moderately beginning time of the market. Regardless of a to some degree lukewarm 2019 appearing in the wake of coming back from Tommy John medical procedure, Gregorius stands apart a lot among the accessible shortstops for his relative youth and solid all-around reputation. While there are some uncommon third basemen and other quality infielders accessible, groups that need a genuine shortstop will definitely be intrigued as a matter of first importance with regards to Gregorius.
For the Phils, including Gregorius would almost certainly set up a chain response. Segura, who trailed off a piece in his first season in Philadelphia, could be dangled in exchange. Be that as it may, he’d likewise be a simple fit as an overwhelming piece of the a respectable halfway point blend and fill-in/protection plan for Gregorius at short. On the off chance that Gregorius and Segura structure the essential twofold play combo, that’d almost certainly lead to the flight of second baseman Cesar Hernandez, who is as a lot of a non-delicate as an exchange up-and-comer. (In the interim, the group still appears to probably leave behind Maikel Franco and get another alternative at third base.)