Greg Bird was supposed to be the No. 3 hitter in the lineup this season to mash baseballs between Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. That hasn’t quite worked out as the Yankees had planned with injuries and struggles at the plate.
Bird is batting .193 with 3 home runs and 6 RBIs. His WAR is 0. His Wins Above Replacement is 0. Bird is literally the replacement player that this stat is based on. Yikes. This is the equivalent of being Mario Mendoza. WAR will now be called BIRD until further notice.
Well fortunately, I’m a problem solver so here are 3 solutions to the New York Yankees Greg Bird problem:
1. Bring Back Brandon Drury
Brandon Drury is a really good baseball player who lost his starting job because he had a bad headache. For years he suffered migraines that gave him blurry vision and he never told the Arizona Diamondbacks because he didn’t want to lose playing time.
Ah the irony of hiding an ailment in fear of losing your job only to finally feel comfortable enough to admit it andddd then lose your job. Life is a bitch and then Miguel Andujar takes your spot. I feel bad just typing that but when I watch Andujar hit a double tonight, I’ll go back to forgetting who Drury is.
Apparently Brandon Drury is playing first base now in AAA to kill time or whatever. I mean, what else is he supposed to do? He’s a major leaguer playing against guys who didn’t even start on their college teams and hitting against pitchers who max out at 85mph.
Call up Drury. Let him play first base. Watch him rake. Repeat.