Monday, November 9, 2015

YES Network: Exit Interview with Didi Gregorius

Didi Gregorius is the man with the huge monkey on his back that oddly resembles Derek Jeter. Gregorius took great strides towards alleviating that monkey off his back this season with flashy glove-work at shortstop and nearly a .300 average after a horrific start to the season. Now Didi says goodbye to his first full season in the Major Leagues in this interview with the YES Network's Lou DiPietro, seen HERE. For the full interview click the LINK.

The New York Yankees' 2015 season ended at Yankee Stadium Tuesday night, thanks to a 3-0 loss to the Houston Astros in the American League Wild Card Game.

Following the game, many Yankees players, coaches, and officials were in a reflective mood, beginning both the look back on this year and the look ahead to 2016 - so much so that the team was able to conduct a series of "exit interviews" on the subjects.

Here now is the brief exit interview with Didi Gregorius, after taking over the position from Derek Jeter, and posting career-high numbers in his first season in pinstripes.

Q. How tough is it to have your season come down to one single game?

GREGORIUS: That's just how things happen. It's do or die right here, so everyone needs to go and be one, but there's nothing you can do right now. Just let it go and work on getting better for next year.

Q. What do you and the Yankees need to do to advance further into the postseason next year?

GREGORIUS: We've just got to keep it up and play better next year, make some improvements and a lot of adjustments.

Q. What can you personally work on to improve this offseason?

GREGORIUS: It's always work. I'll probably take a couple of weeks without doing anything to relax a little bit, but there's always next year. You've got to go out there and try to make adjustments, work on stuff you've got to work on in the offseason to try to get better, try to get stronger. Hopefully I'll get better in 2016.

Q. Are you disappointed in not being able to win a ring after the season the Yankees veterans had?

GREGORIUS: Yeah. If you don't get a ring, that's what everybody plays for. You don't play for just a couple wins, everybody plays to win. Especially with what they've been doing, being the veteran guys here helping all the guys that come up. They've been doing a really great job the whole year.

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