DJ Lemahieu’s search for Yankees unchanged by Mets Lindor trade

Francisco Lindor is headed for Queens, but that hasn’t changed the Yankees’ outlook or timing about DJ LeMahieu’s discovery.

While maintaining LeMahieu in the Bronx remains the Yankees’ top priority – and they continue to be optimistic that they will eventually make a deal – the two sides are not close, sources said, with free agency continuing to stall throughout baseball.

Ames Rosario, Andres Jimenez and a pair of prospects for the Mets from Lindor and Carlos Carrasco, as well as receiving significant trades from the Pads, as well as Blake Snell from weddings and Yu Darvish from the Cubs, but the glaciers of the free-agent market The motion has not given any indication.

As of Sunday, the biggest contract was handed to this offseason, who is four years old, with the $ 40.6 million Mets gave to James McCain.

LeMahieu, JT Realmuto, George Springer and Trevor Bauer are available for less than a month, until the Spring Training Camp is scheduled to open.

Issues related to the deadlock are all over the office: uncertainty about when the season will begin, how many games will be played, and whether fans will be allowed at the ballpark, all due to rising COVID-19 rates. Country.

DJ LeMahieu and Francisco Lindor
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The Post’s Joel Sherman reported last month that the two sides were more than $ 25 million apart, with LeMahieu, 32, admitting he was seeking a five-year deal and the Yankees hoping to get him back on a three-year contract Were staying.

General Manager Brian Cashman said last month he was willing to let other options come off the board while waiting on LeMahieu.

One of those options would have been a trade for Lindor. The Yankees checked in on the trade price tag for the 27-year-old shortstop, but opted to keep the focus on LeMahieu, as the Dodgers and Blue Jays lurk as he landed.

The Dodgers, however, still like free-agent third baseman Justin Turner and the Blue Jays, while tied to several available free agents, have to sign a big-ticket item this offseason.

With the goal of staying under the luxury-tax limit of $ 210 million next year, the Yankees could offer LeMahieu an additional starting atomizer this year.

Masahiro Tanaka is still among the pitcher in the market, but Cashman has stated that although he is in contact with agents for Brett Gardner, the presence of right-handed partner and fellow veteran Yankee, they are still the biggest spenders for Lemahieu Hai, which is a two-year, $ 24 million deal and a pair of excellent seasons with the Yankees.

In addition, he showed “some interest” in Kyle Schwarber – according to Schwarber – before the Outfielders signed a $ 10 million one-year deal with the Nationals and handed some minor league deals to veteran pitchers like Adam Warren and the Zaulis. Chakin.

The only player added to the 40-man roster is outfielder Greg Allen, whom the Yankees took with Peres in a trade with minor left-lender James Reeves.


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