"I personally can't worry about a shadow of Derek's somehow affecting the next guy," Cashman said. "All you can do is tell the next guy, 'You're not Derek, so don't even waste your time trying to be. Just be the best you can be.’ It’s going to fall short of anything Derek did, because he’s one of the greatest players of all-time."
The 25-year-old hit .226 with six home runs and 27 RBI in 270 plate appearances in 2014 and Cashman likes what's he's seeing.
"He's a developing guy," Cashman said. "He's definitely not a finished product. He's got a big ceiling. We'll see if we can together reach that ceiling."
"You can't replace a legend, and it's not replacing," Gregorius said, per MLB.com. "He has been playing for a long time at shortstop and he decided to retire. The spot was open, so I'm not thinking about replacing anything. It's just me just coming in there to try to play my game.
"I'm sure they're going to compare me to Derek Jeter, but you know, nobody can play the same. What Jeter did, nobody can do that. So for me, it's just amazing to get the opportunity to play in the pinstripes."
However, one player Pentland appears really excited to work with is shortstop
"He’s got a huge future and I’m very excited he’s a Yankee," Pentland said of Gregorius, per the New York Daily News. “I’ve always thought there’s a lot in there. We got to get it out and work it. The problem with young players, you have to be more patient.
“But I think this guy has tremendous upside.”
Gregorius, who will turn 25 on Feb. 18, hasn't had a lot of success offensively at the major-league level. He has just a .243 average, .313 on-base percentage, .366 slugging percentage and .680 OPS in 191 career games. He had a .277/.332/.389/.721 slash line in 507 minor-league games.
Yankees principal owner Hal Steinbrenner indicated Wednesday more offseason moves for New York could be coming, despite general manager Brian Cashman being active this offseason, according to MLB.com. The Yankees have already re-signed third baseman
"It's not over until it's over. We still have a full month before spring training," Steinbrenner said. "We're always going to continue to improve. I'm not putting a cap on it. We've certainly filled some holes that we had. We'll keep going for the next few weeks."
Steinbrenner said he wants to get New York back to the postseason while trying to keep the the payroll in the same range, but left the door open to perhaps target one of the top free-agent players still available. Starting pitchers
"[But] having said that, we're still the
"That's our hope. We don't think he's a finished product," Cashman said, per NJ.com.
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