Chicago Cubs: Former prospect Gleyber Torres knocking on door in NY
Uh-oh: The Yankees are the Yankees again
The Yankees are more than set for the 2018 season, but Torres will only add to an already frightening lineup. With this being the year of his ETA (MLB.com), it’s possible that he would have cracked New York’s Opening Day lineup were it not for his injury. I’m sure the shot-callers in New York will be cautious regarding his return.
At some point in this upcoming season, we’re going to see Torres at the Major League level. The Yankees certainly have a vacancy at both third base and second base. Depending on the moves New York makes between now and then, Torres could be penciled in at either of the two positions and it’s likely he’ll instantly make his presence known.
He’ll slot into a lineup behind Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Didi Gregorius and Brett Gardner.
He won’t have to carry the weight of the world on his shoulders. He’ll just have to pick up the scraps from the sluggers ahead of him. And my God, are there a lot of sluggers ahead of him.