Joe Girardi in Philadelphia now has a SS he is very familiar with.
After the Yanks wouldn’t offer Didi the QO of $17.8 MM, Didi has gone to Philly to join Girardi at a one year deal of $14MM.
Maybe the Yanks can throw that Didi $$ to Cole.
But the Yanks might have been hoping Didi would come back at less than $17.8 MM. He did not.
Didi only signed a 1 yr deal, so he is hoping that a good 2020 re-establishes his value after a 2019 that did see 16 HR, 61 RBI in only 1/2 a season, but a .238 batting average as well as a significant amount of time missed.
It may be safe to say that Didi, in his short term with the Yankees, may be the 3rd best SS in Yankees history behind Derek Jeter and Phil Rizzuto. Who would you say would be better? Dent? Crosetti? Kubek? Koenig? I would put Didi #3, above all but Derek and the Scooter.
Named to the All-MLB team: D.J. LeMahieu 1st team and Aroldis Chapman 2nd team.