Tejada is the starting SS today.
Legit proposition: deGrom should play SS when he’s not pitching, so long as Flores remains injured. He’s day-to-day, so we’ll see him next decade.
deGrom is a better hitter than Tejada, and they say a better fielder as well. deGrom came up as a shortstop.
Nothing is more out of favor than pitchers doing non-pitcher things. They have such quirky and superstitious routines. It was even criticized when they’d bring out Glavine to bunt on non-pitching days, even when he was clearly the best pinch-bunt option.
Favor be damned. Trend ends here. deGrom is the best SS we have right now.