The MLB offseason is well underway, and there are some well-known names who are free agents this year. Didi Gregorius is one, as the former New York Yankee doesn’t look like he will be signing back with them for at least this coming season. Didi is talented enough to draw attention from some, and eventually a team will very likely sign him. Here are three potential landing spots for Didi Gregorius:
Didi Gregorius has played on the Reds before. It was only for eight games in the 2012 season where he went 6-for-20 to make a .300 batting average. Other names like Yasmani Grandal have been in talks of being a Cincinnati Red next season. If the team makes some notable signings this offseason, Didi could find himself back in October baseball like he was with New York. As of November 14, Freddy Galvis is the only primary positioned shortstop listed on the roster, giving room for Gregorius.
San Francisco Giants
The bay area is a possible location for Didi Gregorius to play next season. With Brandon Crawford on the roster, the two of them could make a solid middle infield. The right field dimension is listed at 309 feet. Even though there is a high wall, Didi could find himself getting some over the wall, and maybe even some splash hits. Veterans Evan Longoria, Brandon Belt and Buster Posey could potentially accompany Gregorius in the infield next season. Should the team re-sign Madison Bumgarner, they may be all in on attempting to get the franchises fourth ring since 2010.
Tampa Bay Rays
Gregorius could stay in the AL East if he signs with the Rays. He would likely replace Willy Adames at shortstop, who hit just .254 on the year for Tampa. Another upside is that Didi will face some of the same pitchers that he did with the Yankees. This could lead to Gregorius settling in with this team quickly.
Not including the Postseason, Didi slashed just .143/.167/.229 against the Rays in 2019. Not having to face Rays pitching can also help Gregorius offensively this season should he suit up for them.
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