Joey Gallo is ready for the next chapter of his life. He’s so ready. He’s been counting down the days. According to reports, Tuesday’s the day. The Yankees plan to break ties before 6 p.m., baseball’s trade deadline. By then, it’s a virtual guarantee that Gallo will be dealt or designated for assignment.
When it happens, Gallo will be free of New York, free of Yankees fans, free of fan abuse that’s hurt more than people realize. Wherever Gallo ends up, he’ll forget about falling way short of expectations late last year and all of this season after the Yankees traded four good prospects to the Texas Rangers for an All-Star slugger and Gold Glove outfielder who once was the prototypical Three True Outcomes player.