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Yankees: 4 Moves That Would Get Them Back To The World Series

Jun 21, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (25) hits a two run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
  1. Move Gleyber Torres to SS permanently

This move indicates the end of the Didi Gregorious era. While he has meant the world to most Yankees fans, resigning should not be in the plans. Gleyber Torres blossomed into the star he was pegged to be. The soon to be 23-year-old slugger was very much the Yankees MVP at the end of the season. Labeled as not having much power heading to the majors, Torres displayed the type of pop most infielders just don’t have.

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While he was tasked with manning the SS position while Didi was recovering from surgery, he posted a .961 fielding percentage which isn’t exactly ideal. However, the fielding improved as he became more comfortable. A natural SS, Gleyber has all the intangibles to become an elite defender. This could also slide DJ LeMahieu back to his natural position at second base where his stellar play could help the infield defense tremendously.

By giving him full reign of the position, Torres would take it in stride and become a Gold Glove winner in no time.

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