The MLB and players association agreed earlier this week that regardless of whether the season is played or not, players will recieve service time. With that being said, the New York Yankees could end up losing DJ LeMahieu after just one year in pinstripes.
LeMahieu, 31, signed a two-year deal worth $24 million before the 2019 season. He set the world on fire in 2019, batting .327, hitting 26 home runs, and driving a whopping 102 runs from the leadoff spot.
Unless the Yankees extend him, they risk losing the all-star second baseman after just one season in the city that never sleeps.
With no games being played, now would be a great time to work up an extension with him. He was such a vital part of the 2019 team, and they would likely have not made it to the ALCS without him. And really, the guy can do everything. He’s a three-time all-star, three-time gold glove winner, and a silver slugger winner. He also placed fourth in 2019 MVP voting.
A perfect extension for him would be for two or three years. Because he is almost 32, you don’t want to extend too far out.
Hopefully, the Yankees will try to extend him. But, we do have to think on the other side of things too. Maybe he doesn’t want to come back to New York for some reason. I can’t think of why he wouldn’t, but he could potentially have reasons. If that were, unfortunately, the case, they would need to find a new second baseman. Whoever they find would have big shoes to fill, but hopefully, they won’t need to go there, and LeMahieu will want to come back for years to come.