Despite Brian Cashman’s best efforts to improve the Yankees offense at the trade deadline, it appears that this team will have to rely on its strong pitching staff to carry them down the stretch.
But that fact ignores the huge contributions that the trio has made with their gloves, sparking a dramatic improvement in the Yankees infield defense over the past month.
Let’s take a deeper look at how each has impacted the Yankees in the field since putting on the pinstripes.
Cashman downplayed Headley’s defensive ability when the trade with the Padres was announced on July 22, classifying his defense as “average”.
Headley has been anything but average at the hot corner with the Yankees.
Not only does his defense pass the eye test with numerous highlight-worthy plays and web gems over the past month, but the stats also back up his superior defensive skills and show how he has bolstered the team’s defense on the left side of the infield.…