Greg Bird has yet to play a full season in the Bronx. While he’s been struggling, he knows he is on the verge of a breakthrough at the plate for the New York Yankees.
Greg Bird has always been the word in the Bronx, no matter how many times the New York Yankees first baseman found himself back on the disabled list. So far after his return from the DL, the results aren’t stellar.
Bird is batting .215 with three home runs and five RBI in 17 games. While he does have a four-game hitting streak, Bird still hasn’t quite found his groove. But according to Chris Ryan of NJ.com, he’s just about to break out.
“I wasn’t as consistent early with getting my swing off, getting my best swing,” Bird said per Ryan. “I feel like the last couple days I’ve been getting my best swing off most of the time. That’s pretty much it for me.”
I mean, do we give up on Bird so soon? He says he feels comfortable at the plate so it’s only a matter of time before he starts launching home runs like he did last postseason.
Many are calling for Bird to be sent down and work on getting more reps in before taking up a valuable spot in the lineup. However, we’ve seen what Bird can do when he’s at his best and if he believes he’s already there, why not wait on it?
In his last four games, he’s picked it up slightly. He has five hits in 14 at-bats and has added two doubles to that total. If anything, the home runs will come soon.
Plus, Greg Bird has done an excellent job at first base in his return. Why would you want that out of the lineup.
Get ready, Yankees fans, because the weather may be getting hot but so is Greg Bird.