Yeah, I just made that one up.
Gregorius can’t hit LHP at all. But, against righties, he does very well. And, if he can play SS, then he can play 2B.
This would enable the Yankees to move Soriano to LF and open up DH for Jeter and Beltran – who will probably need that a few times a week.
Yes, it would hurt to lose Gardner. But, if you’re not going to sign him after this year – and who knows if the Yankees will? – then why not move him? And, if Didi does well in the Bronx, then he gives you an option at SS in 2015 when Jeter is done.
Why would the D’backs do this? Well, they have Chris Owings ready to step in at short. And, they could use an outfielder. But, they may not want to move Didi for one year of Gardner. That may be the biggest issue.