Gleyber Torres
Hey, Gleyber Torres. Do you even lift, bro? Torres’ power stroke is gone. The Yankees need to get this man in the gym and fast. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Gleyber Torres: Do You Even Lift, Bro? Get This Man In The Gym Now

Let me just walk you into Trey’s brain for a second. Right now, the number one thing I’m focused on is showing up to Vegas for our company trip as jacked as humanly possible. I think Gleyber Torres might want to consider coming to the gym with me.

This is a public service announcement. Do you even lift, bro? That’s the question everyone should be asking when it comes to the Yankees infielder. Torres’ power stroke we saw when he first reached the majors has completely vanished.

Nobody knows what’s going on with Torres, but the number one thing the Yankees should be doing is making sure this guy is getting in the gym. During his first two years in the Majors, Torres hit 62 homers. Between this year and last year (yes, I’m aware it was a 60 game season), the Yankees shortstop has hit just SIX homers. SIX.

Where the hell did the power go? Torres is hitting a home run every 80 at-bats or more like once a month. This is an All-Star we’re talking about. This is a former top prospect in baseball. This is Gleyber Torres! From the naked eye, his batting stance has not changed. Whatever the case, the dude we’re seeing at the plate right now stinks.

This obviously could be mental. We all know Torres is the furthest thing from a natural defensive shortstop. He should be playing second base. Since Didi Gregorius has skipped town for Philadelphia, it’s had a direct correlation to Torres’ offensive production. I don’t think that’s an accident either.

The only thing that is clear is that an 82 OPS+ is unacceptable. For comparison sake, Billy Hamilton has an OPS+ of 79, and he can’t hit the ball out of the infield. He’s literally on a roster to steal bases and cover ground in centerfield.

At this point, I need to see footage of Torres getting after it in the weight room. The only saving grace here is the fact that Tyler Wade and Rougned Odor are pretty much unplayable. Torres’ lack of offensive pop is a big reason why the Yankees are in third place in the AL East.

I mentioned this about a month ago, but I believe it even more now. New York just needs to cut bait here. Trade Gleyber Torres. I know it’s a sell low, but there’s really no other option. OR… I should say you’re running out of options.

1: Get Gleyber back in the weight room

2: Put him back at second base full time

3: Trade him for a natural shortstop and one that can actually hit the ball out of the ballpark, preferably from the left side of the dish.

The Colorado connection just seems to make too much sense. Adding Torres in a deal to land Trevor Story is the trade to make. Torres has three more years of control while Story is a rental, so you have to expand the deal a bit. Add in Jon Gray to give the Yankees another starting pitcher while New York throws in a prospect or two to level the deal. There is your framework. If the Yankees really want to get back in the mix, there is a pretty good place to start.

I don’t want to shame the guy for not going to the gym but damn… Something has to give here. THREE homers by the end of June for a premier power hitting infielder? That ain’t it, chief. Maybe it’s just time to cut the cord here?

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