Monday, February 29, 2016
TTM Success: Didi Gregorius
Honestly, I sent far less requests out this year than last year. My spring training TTM requests have really started to dwindle over the last few seasons. With success rates getting progressively worse and worse, I just haven't been as inclined to send these out. I have around 25 requests out, mostly all to prospects, non-roster invitees, and lesser known players.
I got my first success in on Saturday, and it's actually a really good one. Didi Gregorius returned my card signed in 15 days. He was also nice enough to personalize it. Prior to his Yankee days, Didi was a great TTM signer. I saw him sign a bunch last year during spring training, but I didn't receive my request back. I'm glad to get one this time around though.
I really enjoyed watching Didi play shortstop for the Yankees last year. While he leaves a bit to be desired with the bat, his defense was phenomenal, especially after the first month of the season. Hopefully he's even more comfortable this season and continues to grow as a player.
Sir Didi, thanks for autograph!