DJ LeMahieu Heading to New York Yankees

Manny Machado

With right around a month until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training, the two biggest players still available in free agency, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, have yet to find new homes. The report states they appear to have turned their focus to Machado and recently made him a $200 million offer.

Longtime Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu has signed a 2-year contract for $24 million with the New York Yankees.

Machado's first choice was the Yankees, who were believed to be the favorites at the outset of the season but are loaded with infielders after adding D.J. LeMahieu and Troy Tulowitzki to an already deep group and are spending elsewhere.

Anytime that a team signs a free agent that used to play in Coors Field, people will always look at the home/road splits to see if he can handle not hitting in the high altitude. He's spent little time playing anywhere other than second base, a position occupied in NY by Gleyber Torres. The question will be how much he is used at a position other than second base since he's only played the other infield positions a total of 49 times. The Yankees have always been among the most likely destinations for Machado. Didi Gregorius will regain his role as the team's shortstop in 2020 and by choosing their current route, the club has signaled that they prefer Miguel Andujar as their long term option at third base.

Now, 10 years ago that wouldn't be a problem but now the Bronx Bombers seem to be hesitant to open the checkbook and NJ.com reporter Brendan Kuty mentioned a way fans could get the guy they so desperately want - GoFundMe.

We are left to wonder, does this move make the New York Yankees the best team in baseball?

"We really got to see the man", Middleton said.

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