Didi Gregorius (Mariekson Julius Gregorius), who was acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-team trade on Dec. 5, 2014, recently did an interview with Jack Curry to discuss replacing Derek Jeter at shortstop and what his reaction was to being traded to the Yankees. He said that he is a player who is all about winning, wants to play hard and wants to get a ring. Gregorius (24), who is known for being elite defensively, actually hit his first major league home run at Yankee Stadium.
Derek Jeter will have a highly anticipated press conference about his retirement at the end of the 2014 season, at George M. Steinbrenner Field at 11:30 a.m, this morning on the YES Network. Today is also the day that position players report to Yankees camp in Tampa, but this press conference by the 13th captain in team history will have many more stories written about it.
He will likely have to address why he announced his retirement on Facebook. This is because Jeter has never been into social media as it has become more and more popular over the last few years. Jeter will also probably get many questions about if he will embrace a similar farewell tour to the one that his longtime teammate, friend and future Hall of Famer, Mariano Rivera, had last season. The timing of the announcement surprised many people, so he might reveal why now and if he thinks he can repeat his performance from 2012.
Derek Jeter has meant a lot to the Yankee over his career that started in 1995, and most fans and players around baseball respect the way he has played the game and acted off of the field. Retiring after this season will hopefully mean that he will be able to go out after a productive season similar to the way that Rivera did. Unfortunately, the Yankees missed the playoffs in Rivera’s final season, so after the spending spree that brought the team Masahiro Tanaka, Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran, Jeter definitely wants to go off into the sunset with his sixth World Series.