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Is Joey Gallo a good fit ?
2 months ago  ::  Jul 30, 2021 - 9:40AM #61
xnewyorker
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Gallo is a GG'er in the outfield and will get on base and hit his share of HR's in YS.


Strikeouts will always be there but if he hits 40 HRS than nobody will care.

2 months ago  ::  Jul 30, 2021 - 2:10PM #62
jimwest
Posts: 4,669

Jul 30, 2021 -- 1:30AM, laurenfrances wrote:


Jul 29, 2021 -- 5:55PM, bumper wrote:


gallo is a great fit if you like HR/K hitters. unfortunately the need was for a LH contact CF'er - not sure that animal exists or was attainable. in any case, his fielding and LH bat will be a plus. he will lengthen the lineup and hopefully hit a ton of HRs in YS. just about anyone would be an improvement over the current mess in LF. what we needed - no. an upgrade - yes.




Gallo's favorite player is Giambi. He's somewhat similar. I recalled Giambi walks and strikes out  a lot...a power bat...so-so on the defensive scale.




Gallo is  Gold Glove winner, a plus defender with a good arm. Can also play all OF spots, along with 1st and 3rd base. he brings more value than Giambi did.

2 months ago  ::  Jul 30, 2021 - 2:22PM #63
jimwest
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Jul 30, 2021 -- 8:18AM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Jul 30, 2021 -- 1:30AM, laurenfrances wrote:


Jul 29, 2021 -- 5:55PM, bumper wrote:


gallo is a great fit if you like HR/K hitters. unfortunately the need was for a LH contact CF'er - not sure that animal exists or was attainable. in any case, his fielding and LH bat will be a plus. he will lengthen the lineup and hopefully hit a ton of HRs in YS. just about anyone would be an improvement over the current mess in LF. what we needed - no. an upgrade - yes.




Gallo's favorite player is Giambi. He's somewhat similar. I recalled Giambi walks and strikes out  a lot...a power bat...so-so on the defensive scale.





He was also a cheat ... of all the players there are, picking Giambi as your favorite player is not looked upon with favor.




Giambi did steroids, as many players in those years did. For that matter, there are those who consider Andy Pettitte a cheat too, as he took a banned  substance to speed healing when he was injured.


However, Gallo's favorite player was not Jason Giambi. It was Derek Jeter. He states this himself in the interview attached to the story at the link below.  


Read the article, and listen to the 2016 interview with him they post on Twitter. He grew up a Yankees fan, like Gerrit Cole, and he says his favorite player was Derek Jeter.


yanksgoyard.com/2021/07/27/yankees-old-j...

2 months ago  ::  Jul 30, 2021 - 4:31PM #64
laurenfrances
Posts: 44,255

Jul 30, 2021 -- 8:18AM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Jul 30, 2021 -- 1:30AM, laurenfrances wrote:


Jul 29, 2021 -- 5:55PM, bumper wrote:


gallo is a great fit if you like HR/K hitters. unfortunately the need was for a LH contact CF'er - not sure that animal exists or was attainable. in any case, his fielding and LH bat will be a plus. he will lengthen the lineup and hopefully hit a ton of HRs in YS. just about anyone would be an improvement over the current mess in LF. what we needed - no. an upgrade - yes.




Gallo's favorite player is Giambi. He's somewhat similar. I recalled Giambi walks and strikes out  a lot...a power bat...so-so on the defensive scale.





He was also a cheat ... of all the players there are, picking Giambi as your favorite player is not looked upon with favor.




This might sound better, as reported.....Laughing


Gallo: “Derek Jeter was my idol.”

2 months ago  ::  Jul 30, 2021 - 4:36PM #65
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 84,511

Jul 30, 2021 -- 4:31PM, laurenfrances wrote:


Jul 30, 2021 -- 8:18AM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Jul 30, 2021 -- 1:30AM, laurenfrances wrote:


Jul 29, 2021 -- 5:55PM, bumper wrote:


gallo is a great fit if you like HR/K hitters. unfortunately the need was for a LH contact CF'er - not sure that animal exists or was attainable. in any case, his fielding and LH bat will be a plus. he will lengthen the lineup and hopefully hit a ton of HRs in YS. just about anyone would be an improvement over the current mess in LF. what we needed - no. an upgrade - yes.




Gallo's favorite player is Giambi. He's somewhat similar. I recalled Giambi walks and strikes out  a lot...a power bat...so-so on the defensive scale.





He was also a cheat ... of all the players there are, picking Giambi as your favorite player is not looked upon with favor.




This might sound better, as reported.....

Gallo: “Derek Jeter was my idol.”




Now that's a huge improvement.Laughing

2 months ago  ::  Jul 30, 2021 - 4:38PM #66
laurenfrances
Posts: 44,255

Jul 30, 2021 -- 4:36PM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Jul 30, 2021 -- 4:31PM, laurenfrances wrote:


Jul 30, 2021 -- 8:18AM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Jul 30, 2021 -- 1:30AM, laurenfrances wrote:


Jul 29, 2021 -- 5:55PM, bumper wrote:


gallo is a great fit if you like HR/K hitters. unfortunately the need was for a LH contact CF'er - not sure that animal exists or was attainable. in any case, his fielding and LH bat will be a plus. he will lengthen the lineup and hopefully hit a ton of HRs in YS. just about anyone would be an improvement over the current mess in LF. what we needed - no. an upgrade - yes.




Gallo's favorite player is Giambi. He's somewhat similar. I recalled Giambi walks and strikes out  a lot...a power bat...so-so on the defensive scale.





He was also a cheat ... of all the players there are, picking Giambi as your favorite player is not looked upon with favor.




This might sound better, as reported.....


Gallo: “Derek Jeter was my idol.”




Now that's a huge improvement.



Unfortunately he will be wearing A-Rod's number....Sealed

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