Didi Gregorius’ latest cryptic social media activity perplexes Phillies fans
Does Didi Gregorius want the Philadelphia Phillies to trade him back to the New York Yankees?
Didi Gregorius‘ cryptic social media activity has Philadelphia Phillies fans perplexed once again.
In the fall, eerily close to Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski saying the veteran infielder was not guaranteed playing time in 2022, Gregorius made some very subtweet-y moves on his socials.
This week, Gregorius was at it once again, this time, posting a throwback clip from his days with the New York Yankees.
Current and former Yankees and Phillies teammates filled the comments section, too; Gleyber Torres, Luis Severino, Ronald Torreyes, and the recently-retired Cameron Maybin were among those who replied.
But wait! There’s more! On Friday, Gregorius also tweeted this Joker gift with no caption, just a shrugging emoji. The gif is commonly used to react to a dramatic situation, which could be trade-related or a reaction to the latest news about the MLB lockout.
Does Gregorius want to go back to the Yankees? It kind of sounds like he does. After all, the caption on his Instagram post read, “On to the next,” which makes it seem like he’s ready to move on from the Phillies.
Gregorius came to the Phillies in 2020 and did so well – albeit in a shortened season – that they signed him to a lucrative two-year deal for 2021-22.
However, he struggled offensively and defensively in 2021, putting up some of the worst numbers of his career. As such, the Phillies made it clear that his future with the team was in jeopardy:
"“…we’ve had a discussion with him, that he needs to be better.We’re in a position where we also are going to be open-minded to what’s going to take place at shortstop next year. It could be internal. It could be him if he comes back.”“We need to get better at shortstop. We need to, if it’s internally or externally, whatever it may be, we need to do that.”Dave Dombrowski, Phillies president of baseball operations"
Gregorius spent half of his decade-long career in Yankees pinstripes from 2015-19, and finished 20th in MVP voting in back-to-back seasons in 2017 and 2018. He was also a popular player among fans, and many would like to see him return.
Of course, during the lockout, MLB teams cannot trade major leaguers, so we’ll just have to wait and see what his future holds.