The Pinstripe Pride roundup is a semi-occasional look at our favorite Yankees related tweets. Let’s take a look at the best tweets of the week.
Congratulations to Yankees rookie Gleyber Torres on making his first All-Star Game!
Wow what can I say…just a big thank you to all the fans who voted for me and my teammates. It’s a humblling experience to be selected to my first All-Star game ⭐️
— Gleyber Torres (@TorresGleyber) July 9, 2018
Gleyber Torres has played 63 career games; he is now officially an American League All-Star. Not a bad start to a career.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 8, 2018
From AAA to the Midsummer Classic: Gleyber Torres reacts to earning his first selection as an MLB All-Star. pic.twitter.com/t1wFv56Jw9
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) July 9, 2018
2 years ago, Brian Cashman traded Aroldis Chapman for a Cubs 19 year-old prospect who had hardly played in A-ball.
His name was Gleyber Torres.
He's now an all-star.
— SevyAce40 (@SevyAce40) July 9, 2018
Gleyber Torres joins Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Willie Randolph as a Yankee who made the All-Star team at age 21 or younger. Not a bad group to be a part of…
— Dan Federico (@DanJFederico) July 8, 2018
A well deserved all-star nod to the rookie.
In 241 PAs this year, Gleyber has 15 home runs and is slashing .294/.350/.555. Those are phenomenal numbers for any player. Torres is doing it as a 21-year-old rookie second baseman. The future is bright! It’s a bummer that he’s on the DL and we won’t get to see him play in D.C., but this should be the first of many appearances in the midsummer classic for Gleyber.
All-Stars for Everyone
— Yankees Baseball (@PinstripePride0) July 8, 2018
No surprises here. These four (core four!?!) deserve to be on the squad. Let’s get Stanton in now too.
Giancarlo Stanton is campaigning to go to the All Star Game by hitting bombs and giving the Yankees leads, vote and send Stanton to DC #yankees #giancarlostanton #ASGiancarlo #pinstripepride pic.twitter.com/XYBx1n5Bdi
— Bronx Bombers Beat (@bomberbeat2) July 9, 2018
Giancarlo, the reigning NL MVP, and 2018 Yankees hit leader (yup), is on the cusp of getting voted into the All-Star game. Let’s make up for all those boos he heard earlier this year and reward him for not crumbling under the weight of playing in New York. Click here to vote for Giancarlo!
The only American League players now with more home runs than @Giancarlo818:
J.D. Martinez, 27 (Allstar)
Aaron Judge, 25 (Allstar)
Mike Trout, 25 (Allstar)
Jose Ramirez, 24 (Allstar)
Francisco Lindor, 23 (Allstar)
— Chris Dixon (@cdixon25) July 9, 2018
Home runs are super valuable, so I can see why this argument makes sense.
Tired of Winning…Not
Home Run Tracker for Two Teammates in a Single Season in #MLB History!
Roger Maris – 61
Mickie Mantle – 54
Total – 115
— Craig Tucker (@craigtucker_3) July 9, 2018
I am never ever going to tire of seeing Stanton and Judge absolutely crush pitches from terrible Orioles starting pitching.
I like where your head’s at…
I 100% think this is a fair trade for the @Yankees and @Mets and gets a deal done#Yankees ACQUIRE
RHP-Jacob Degrom#Mets ACQUIRE
RHP-Chance Adams#PinstripePride #LGM #TradeOption #TradeDeadline #MLB
— Justin Argiro 22 (@LI_YANKEEKING92) July 8, 2018
As much as I’d love to see Degrom rocking the pinstripes, this is absolutely not going to happen. Ever.
Between the last two seasons, Aaron Hicks:
— Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) July 9, 2018
Aaron Hicks is a lot better than John Ryan Murphy. In fact, Hicks is better than a lot of players. He is ranked 33rd in fWAR over the past two seasons in only 157 games. The list of players he’s ahead of despite playing fewer games includes Manny Machado, Cody Bellinger, Andrew Benintendi, Marcell Ozuna, and Trea Turner. If healthy — and that is a big if — Aaron Hicks could be a top 10 position player in the league. Once again, if you haven’t figured it out, Brian Cashman is a wizard.
CC Sabathia Last 4 Games vs Orioles:
— Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) July 9, 2018
Maybe don’t start C.C. against the Orioles for a while…
My cousin’s best friend’s cab driver says the Machado trade is a done deal and he’ll be changing into a road gray uni in the top of the 8th #PinstripePride
— nyygirl333 (@nyygirl333) July 10, 2018
Of course, if this cabbie’s info is correct and the Yankees land Machado, then CC might have a bit easier time navigating that Orioles lineup.
— RE2PECT 2 JETER (@RE2PECT2JETER) July 10, 2018
Brett Gardner recently celebrated his 10 year anniversary in pinstripes. He has been a mainstay at the top of the lineup and, more importantly, he has not been Jacoby Ellsbury. The Yankees have a team option on Gardy next season and speculation is that they won’t pick up the option. I hope this is wrong and the Yankees pick up the option. I base this not on sentimentality, but on numbers.
Gardner is consistently above league average as a hitter and defender. He gets on base, has a little pop, and can steal a bag when needed. The team that gets on base the most this year is the Chicago Cubs with a .347 OBP. Brett Gardner’s OBP? .347. I understand that the Yankees outfield is crowded, but Gardner is slashing .257/.356/.410 against righties this year. In a lineup with a lot of right-handed bats, Gardner will be useful in platoon situations and defense off the bench next year.
— Lili 🦕🦕 (@14lili99) July 10, 2018
Can Cessa’s nickname be “La Verdad?” Someone ask Sir Didi.
— TodayInSports Ⓥ (@TodayInSports3) July 9, 2018
Of course, we need to pay our Re2pect to the Captain. I remember Jeter crushing that 3,000th hit over the left field wall and, like everything else he did, it was a storybook moment. In later years, Jeter would go on to trade Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees, and Stanton would pay homage to the captain by hitting a home run on July 9, 2018.
Also, if there’s one thing David Price is good at, it’s crumbling under the crippling pressure of a big moment against the Yankees.
Don’t forget! Click here to vote for Giancarlo!