Luke Voit calms fans’ nerves on DJ LeMahieu and responds to trade rumors
Yankees slugger Luke Voit is feeling good this offseason, that’s for sure.
Finally! Some firsthand New York Yankees offseason content directly from the source. Let’s take a break from reports and speculation, shall we? It’s getting exhausting, and there’s going to be plenty more with how slow the next few weeks/months are expected to be.
So here’s 2020 home run champ Luke Voit, who, speaking of which, has been the subject of trade rumors since the very moment the season ended. Many pundits feel this is the Yankees’ prime opportunity to sell high on the first baseman in order to address other areas of the roster.
Voit had plenty to say about that, but first, he’s here to be the voice of reason when it comes to DJ LeMahieu’s free agency situation. Perhaps trusting someone directly from the locker room and dugout will do us good.
We believe you, Luke! We just really need to see pen to paper because this is taking longer than we prefer.
LeMahieu and Voit quite literally saved the Yankees’ 2020 season. DJLM won the batting title and was the consistent offensive force the team needed to keep the blood pumping, and Voit’s relentlessness and veteran voice powered the team’s 10-game winning streak after that dreadful night in Buffalo (you know what we’re talking about).
Given how valuable Voit was to the team in 2020 despite the “foot stuff” hampering him (and don’t forget 2018 when he came over in that trade with the Cardinals as well as 2019 when he battled through a core muscle injury), the big man is also here to calm everyone’s nerves about the trade rumors.
"“It is part of it, and everyone’s name is going to be thrown around,’’ Voit said. “Everyone is a GM, and everyone wants to talk baseball somehow and make the perfect trade. You don’t know what is going to happen.“Obviously, I want to be a Yankee. Everyone has their names thrown around, but you don’t know if it happens.’’"
It’s just part of the business, Yankees fans. People talk. People speculate. Things get blown out of proportion. Nothing is set in stone. Luke Voit is a Yankee. That’s the way it is right now. That’s the way we should assume it will be.
His desire to remain in pinstripes is enough for us.