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1 month ago  ::  Jan 15, 2021 - 10:12AM #1
chl45
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According to a report by Bryan Hoch,  A deal between DJ LeMahieu and the Yankees appears to be nearing a conclusion. According to MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi and Mark Feinsand it should be inked by end of business on Friday, today. Just in!!!!! the deal is supposededly 6 years for 90 Million. Thgis told by Jeff Passan of ESPN.


I for one have never thought it would be any different as far as the outcome of the dance they both were doing and both sides were doing what they needed to do in a negotiation  like this one. DJ's side looking out for his best interest and the Yankees looking out for theirs. Nothing earth shaking about that and it was a hot topic on the board here for months since the end of the shortened season of 2020.


Now hopefully it will be done and we move on to the Pitching which is a complete mystery as to what the Yankees will actually do. I feel with the pitching that the White Sox of all teams have put together, and the charging Dodgers, Blue Jays and San Diego the Yankees need to now concentrate on helping Mr. Cole with a number 2 or 3 and off we go!!! Great news about DJ!!!

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1 month ago  ::  Jan 15, 2021 - 11:16AM #2
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 81,215

Holding my breath until I hear it's done.

1 month ago  ::  Jan 15, 2021 - 11:20AM #3
JEGnj
Posts: 538

We don't have all the details yet but I see people complaining on other sources. To me if this was the deal it's incredible for DJ and the Yankees. The original offer was supposed 4 years $80 million. We are hearing 6 years at $90. Its basically what everyone wanted and if DJ is productive and wants to play he can stay and if it's time to go we can buy him out for $10 million. I see win win.


Not like we have to pay $180 million for 7 more years to an injury prone DH that doesn't play the field and needs a pinch runner.

1 month ago  ::  Jan 15, 2021 - 11:37AM #4
chl45
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Jan 15, 2021 -- 11:20AM, JEGnj wrote:


We don't have all the details yet but I see people complaining on other sources. To me if this was the deal it's incredible for DJ and the Yankees. The original offer was supposed 4 years $80 million. We are hearing 6 years at $90. Its basically what everyone wanted and if DJ is productive and wants to play he can stay and if it's time to go we can buy him out for $10 million. I see win win.


Not like we have to pay $180 million for 7 more years to an injury prone DH that doesn't play the field and needs a pinch runner.




The 6 years really means nothing but it was a bit surprising, its the 90 million I thought was a great deal for the Yankees. DJ playing until he is 38 seems realistic to me because of the way he plays the game he keeps minimum strain on his body because he is so fluid and effortless. Nothing violent about his swing he is always in control up at the plate, he glides when he runs, and overall just looks effortless in his game. Smooth, and under control. Unlike say a swing like Stanton, or Sanchez and Frazier and even Torres at times who swing so hard on every pitch they won't last long without an injury of some type IMO. Stanton is a perfect example of getting hurt because his swing just looks uncomfortable and awkward. I think his twisting his body like that has a lot to do with him always getting hurt lately. Just seems that way to me. I couldn't be happier DJ will be a Yankee for 6 more years!

you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
1 month ago  ::  Jan 15, 2021 - 12:08PM #5
Don
Posts: 548

6 years is a lot, but at 15 million per it will really help them stay under the luxury tax rate which seems to be what they will do.


Considering he's been rumored to be looking for as much as 25 million per, this sounds like a relative bargain.   DJ gets close to the total amount of $$ he wanted and the Yankees get the player they wanted (albeit for more years than they probably wanted to go), and get to stay under the tax cap and have more wiggle room to bring in what they still need, SP.


Seems like both sides gave a little and settled on something that works for both.


1 month ago  ::  Jan 15, 2021 - 12:17PM #6
Rob
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If Yanks were willing to pay him $90 M for four years then 6 years effectively spreads it out over 2 additional years for luxury tax purposes lowereing the yearly LT hit.  If he ends up being little more than a "super sub" over the last 2 years of the contract Yanks will still have gotten the 4 years of stability at 2B they were looking for.  of course, no guarantee he won't end up at 1B or 3b at some point.  Still, they are a better team with him than without him.


On a side note, Gleyber likely now has a full season to prove he is the long term solution at SS, but unless Mets reach an agreement on an extensiobn with Lindor before the season starts, he, Torres, should not get too comfortable.

1 month ago  ::  Jan 15, 2021 - 12:32PM #7
SSBob
Posts: 6,966

Jan 15, 2021 -- 12:17PM, Rob wrote:


If Yanks were willing to pay him $90 M for four years then 6 years effectively spreads it out over 2 additional years for luxury tax purposes lowereing the yearly LT hit.  If he ends up being little more than a "super sub" over the last 2 years of the contract Yanks will still have gotten the 4 years of stability at 2B they were looking for.  of course, no guarantee he won't end up at 1B or 3b at some point.  Still, they are a better team with him than without him.




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Excellent point re the final 2 years of the contract. Also, a buyout has been mentioned...don't know where that came from or if there's any truth to it.


Can't see him moving to 3B considering Gio's age, but anything's possible.

1 month ago  ::  Jan 15, 2021 - 12:37PM #8
BATS
Posts: 219

Jan 15, 2021 -- 12:17PM, Rob wrote:


If Yanks were willing to pay him $90 M for four years then 6 years effectively spreads it out over 2 additional years for luxury tax purposes lowereing the yearly LT hit.  If he ends up being little more than a "super sub" over the last 2 years of the contract Yanks will still have gotten the 4 years of stability at 2B they were looking for.  of course, no guarantee he won't end up at 1B or 3b at some point.  Still, they are a better team with him than without him.


On a side note, Gleyber likely now has a full season to prove he is the long term solution at SS, but unless Mets reach an agreement on an extensiobn with Lindor before the season starts, he, Torres, should not get too comfortable.




Comfortable for what? It's not like he's going to lose his job as an every day position player.


BTW.....


1 month ago  ::  Jan 15, 2021 - 12:41PM #9
bruner4329
Posts: 3,782

This gives team so more room to bring in starting pitcher plus something else. Now Cashman's work really begins.

1 month ago  ::  Jan 15, 2021 - 12:44PM #10
BATS
Posts: 219

Jan 15, 2021 -- 12:08PM, Don wrote:


6 years is a lot, but at 15 million per it will really help them stay under the luxury tax rate which seems to be what they will do.


Considering he's been rumored to be looking for as much as 25 million per, this sounds like a relative bargain.   DJ gets close to the total amount of $$ he wanted and the Yankees get the player they wanted (albeit for more years than they probably wanted to go), and get to stay under the tax cap and have more wiggle room to bring in what they still need, SP.


Seems like both sides gave a little and settled on something that works for both.




I think that this is an excellent deal.


Six years may seem a lot , but for DJ LeMahieu its not that bad. His game is so fundamentally sound, that I am willing to bet that he would be an effective player for the Yankees for all 6 years. I am thinking, in terms, of "Wade Boggs" here, in the latter years as the Yankees future first baseman. 

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