The pros and cons of a DJ LeMahieu extension

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The pros and cons of a DJ LeMahieu extension
The pros and cons of a DJ LeMahieu extension

New York's favorite cyborg has been dropping hints that he wants to stay in New York past the end of his two-year, $24-million deal, and is open to working on an extension — but should the Yankees go there? DJ LeMahieu has been one of the best players, not only on the Yankees, but in the American League, and would be a frontrunner for the AL MVP Award if Mike Trout (whose injury likely will not affect his chances significantly) did not exist. Additionally, LeMahieu has shown an ability to play above-average defense at every infield position except shortstop (and I wouldn't be surprised if he were at least passable at the position) — and, as we have seen this year, that sort of flexibility is not something to be overlooked. Make no mistake, there's a reason LeMahieu is floating the idea of an extension now: his value is at an all-time high, while his age means that he will never receive a big, long-term deal.

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