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Give DJ LeMahieu All Of The Fucking Money He Wants

DJ LeMahieu was a finalist for the 2020 AL MVP trophy. He led the league in hitting. He is the best lead off hitter the Yankees have had in my lifetime. Free agency has been open for weeks and yet, LeMahieu remains unsigned even though he is objectively the best player on the roster.

Weird.

In his first season with New York, all DJ did was bat .327 with 26 bombs and 102 RBIs. The team decided to let him enter the final year of his 2-year deal without an extension even though, ya know, the stats I just listed.

In 50 games last season, DJ hit .364 with 10 homers and 27 RBIs. OH, I forgot to mention that he plays second, first and third base all at above-average levels.

Here’s a quick update on these wonderful contract negotiations:

As of Saturday night, the gulf between the Yankees and free agent second baseman DJ LeMahieu was wider than $25 million, a person with knowledge of the situation told NJ Advance Media. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly.

A report that circulated Friday night pegged the sides off by $25 million. The report said the Yankees wanted LeMahieu at four years and $75 million while LeMahieu wants five years and $100 million.

 

Oh. No.

DJ LeMahieu is 32 and is seeking a contract that will end when he turns 37. The Yankees only want to sign him until he turns 36. Shut the fuck up. Are we to believe that at age 36. he’s going to be an All-Star caliber second baseman but the second he turns 37, he’s going to suddenly fall off a cliff? What are we doing?

Gerrit Cole is signed with the Yankees until he’s 37. Giancarlo Stanton is signed with the Yankees until he’s 37. But LeMahieuwho is the best player on the rosterthey just can’t fathom giving him that extra year. Ok.

The Yankees are the most profitable sports franchise on the planet. A majority of their 25-man roster is still on their rookie contracts not even making real millions yet. And this organization is pretending as if they are strapped for cash even though they will be making a bajillion dollars overnight from Yankees cap sales alone.

This team hasn’t won the World Series since 2009 and pretending as if you’re a small market team pinching pennies in Kansas City is a sure-fire way to keep a championship ring. The Dodgers had the highest payroll and STILL not only traded for Mookie Betts but also signed him to a 13-year $392 million deal. Anddddd then they immediately won the World Series.

Meanwhile, the Yankees won’t sign the best second baseman in the sport because he wants to be on the team for an extra year.

The poverty.

The New York Mets are about to become big-spenders and sweep up all of the best and most expensive players while the Yankees wait on a Russian bread line. If DJ ends up in a Mets jersey and the Yankees end up starting like, Miguel Cairo at second, I’m burning the Bronx to the ground.

Pay DJ LeMahieu all of the money he wants.

 

 

 

 

 

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TheLesterLee

Written by TheLesterLee

Created Deadseriousness after being fired from every job I've ever had. One faithful night I drew the conclusion that if I was going to be unemployed, I might as well write articles that will guarantee I am un-hireable going forward. This website is the equivalent to a face tattoo.

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