Joey Gallo sums up Yankees fans, feeling ‘like a piece of s**t’ on eve of new start | Q & A

Joey Gallo sums up Yankees fans, feeling ‘like a piece of s**t’ on eve of new start | Q & A

NEW YORK — Joey Gallo is ready for the next chapter of his life. He’s so ready. He’s been counting down the days.

According to reports, Tuesday’s the day. The Yankees plan to break ties before 6 p.m., baseball’s trade deadline

 By then, it’s a virtual guarantee that Gallo will be dealt or designated for assignment.

When it happens, Gallo will be free of New York, free of Yankees fans, free of fan abuse that’s hurt more than people realize.

Wherever Gallo ends up, he’ll forget about falling way short of expectations late last year and all of this season after the Yankees traded four good prospects

to the Texas Rangers for an All-Star slugger and Gold Glove outfielder who once was the prototypical Three True Outcomes player.

Gallo’s lived up to the strikeouts part for the Yankees, but the homers and walks have been way down. He arrived as a career

.211 hitter, then stooped to a more dreadful .159 in 140 games over parts of two seasons with the Yankees with 25 homers, 194 strikeouts and 77 walks in 501 plate appearances.

“We’ve talked over and over about this,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said before Monday night’s 7-2 thumping of the Seattle Mariners