Anthony McCarron of the Daily News makes a pretty good point: Didi Gregorius has to be pretty darn pleased A-Rod is sucking up all of the media oxygen:
Had A-Rod not returned from suspension this spring, Gregorius might have been the biggest story of Yankee camp, and more than a handful of fans might have been eyeing his every move on the first day of full-squad workouts. He is, after all, the man who seems set to be Derek Jeter’s replacement at shortstop.
I’m sure once the games start Gregorius will be getting a lot more media heat, but for now this has to be a nice way for him to ease into things.
Everyone worried that A-Rod would be a “distraction.” Well, he has been. And in this case that’s a good thing.