Friday, January 11, 2019

Evil Empire Signs DJ LeMaheiu To Two-Year-Deal, Now Likely Out On Macahdo

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Well, forget about that Red Sox-Giants trade for Joe Panik. Multiple reports now confirm that The Evil Ones have signed free-agent second-baseman DJ LeMaheiu to a two-year, $24 million contract. This probably also means that The Bronx Embalmers are now out on the Manny Machado sweepstakes—a free-agent they never actually made a formal offer to anyway. It's more and more likely that Machado will end up with either the White Sox or Phillies—both of whom have made efforts to sign players and/or coaches that are "Friends Of Manny". With the arbitration settlement of Mookie Betts (1 year, $20 million) and the signing of LeMaheiu, it looks like this otherwise dormant off-season may be ready to go into full DefCon1 mode for Machado, Bryce Harper and others. Stay tuned!