Gleyber Torres
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The New York Yankees fans are blunt when it comes to stating out opinions on the team and the player’s future with the organization, and their latest prey is Gleyber Torres.

Gleyber Torres is a young and talented shortstop cum second baseman for the New York Yankees. He has been with the team since 2016 and is a regular starting lineup member. However, Torres has not performed as well as expected in recent years. He had a breakout season in 2019, hitting 38 home runs and 90 RBIs. However, in the two seasons since, he has struggled at the plate and has not lived up to expectations.


Last season, the Yankees came close to a trade deal with the Miami Marlins and almost parted ways with Gleyber Torres. However, the deal fell apart last moment, and Torres signed a one-year extension contract to avoid arbitration. Meanwhile, the Yankees fan base was asked to weigh in on their thoughts on Torres’ future with the club, and they had a very strange reaction.

Yankees’ Fans Think The Club Could Part Ways With Gleyber Torres This Season

Gleyber Torres
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Gleyber Torres, a designated shortstop, was shifted to second base after a poor run in the 2022 season. He recorded 257 in 526 at-bats with 24 home runs and 76 RBIs last year, which was way below expectations. Hence, trade rumors involving the baseman were rife throughout the off-season. However, the Yanks could not find a suitable trade deal and decided to continue with Torres for one more year. Meanwhile, conducted a survey among the Yankee fan base and asked them about Torres’ future.

When asked if the New York Yankees could trade Gleyber Torres this season, 56% of the fans believe so. There are several reasons why fans believe Torres may be traded. For starters, he faces intense competition from young prospects such as Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza. On top of that, the Yanks are reeling under injury concerns, as half of the pitching dept is sitting on the injury list. Hence, they might prefer to offer Torres in exchange for a quality pitcher. Overall, the baseman may be a part of the Bombers’ bullpen as of now, but his future indeed looks uncertain.

Torres Wants To Extend His Stay At The Yankees

Gleyber Torres drops iconic video with Yankees stars Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo amid trade rumors. Source: Sportskeeda

Meanwhile, Gleyber Torres is in no mood to bid adieu to the New York Yankees just yet. In an interview, he said he considers New York his home and wants to continue with the club as long as possible. Furthermore, the baseman also revealed that the trade rumors caught him off guard last season as they came out of nowhere. Hence, he deactivated all his social media accounts and purely focused on his game.

On the other hand, Gleyber Torres also expressed the desire to chat one-on-one with the Yankees general manager, Brian Cashman, and ask him to negotiate a long-term contract. However, even Torres understands that it’s easier said than done. It has to be a two-way street if Torres wants to earn a long-term contract. He has to perform and give out all he has to offer this season before it’s too late.