Remember when the Yankees were hot and heavy scouting Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz? Read CUBAN SHORTSTOP BEING "SCOUTED HARD" BY YANKS from February.
Then the Yanks were all excited... they were going to offer a showcase with the kid and see what he had. This was right about the time Derek Jeter announced that 2014 would be his last season. Read ALEDMYS DIAZ IS IN HUGE DEMAND BY THE YANKEES.
It was clear then, the Yankees were going to make a 'big push" to sign the kid. Then... they didn't. Suddenly, Diaz was no longer important to them. Maybe they were unimpressed. Maybe they just didn't see him as a long term thing. Maybe they just didn't care enough, even though many reported said they did.
I can tell you now... The Cardinals saw potential. The Cardinals have signed Diaz. The deal is worth $8 million. The deal tweet comes from Bob Nighengale of USA Today:
The #STLCards sign Cuban free-agent shortstop Aledmys Diaz to a major-league deal and will bring him to camp Monday.Now look. Diaz could be a great pickup for the Cardinals, no doubt about it, but I trust Yankee brass and their instincts on this one. If they didn't want him, I just support the decision and we move on.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 9, 2014
One person didn't move on. One Cardinals fan wanted to do the "nah nah nah nah nah" dance on the BYB comments section. They are totally allowed, they kept it clean, check it out:
OK Kooky Pirate... You got me...and you're hilarious...sucker.
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