Yankees fans react to team officially announcing DJ LeMahieu and Corey Kluber


The heavy-ish lifting isn’t done yet, New York Yankees fans. The team still has to clear one roster spot to make room for the newly-signed Darren O’Day, and we can expect another signing or two to come, which would require two more roster vacancies.

But for now, we can celebrate the official announcements of DJ LeMahieu and Corey Kluber, both of whom agreed to deals back on Jan. 15. At the time, the Yankees had a full 40-man roster and were apparently working on acquiring Jameson Taillon in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, which ultimately opened the two spots for DJ and Kluber.

Taillon, oddly enough, was announced on Sunday, well before these guys, but it’s all finally done! The Machine is back in the Bronx where he belongs and he brings with him a Klubot. Two of the most emotionally unavailable men we’ve ever seen take the field. But Yankees fans are loving every second of it.

The LeMahieu free agency saga is over, guys. Exhale.

Little League legend DJ LeMahieu. It’s when the Machine first discovered his engine. Adorable.

Good on the Yankees graphic design team, too, who had about three months to get this gif together in preparation for the reunion. Even better? The replies!

What’s more New York than Leonardo DiCaprio playing Jordan Belfort?! A lot of things, actually! But it’s fun!

Some of the other replies, though? A taaad inappropriate, but at least some people are being honest. How else can you feel about potentially having two Cy Young candidates in the same starting rotation?

Sorry but … this is what happens when you’re blue-balled from baseball transactions for almost three months. The bad stuff starts coming to the surface.

How about some highlights? Someone was kind enough to provide a montage of Kluber domination during his time with the Cleveland Indians, and it’s safe to say our friend Eric’s urges will be fulfilled watching this two-minute video.


That’s the good stuff. That’s the ceiling we’re hoping for. Perhaps we’re being a little bit too optimistic, but this is the energy we need. Everything is better in the Bronx when the spirit of the fan base is a high as can be.

We’re a few more transactions away from officially having the 2021 team ready for battle. Then, the road to redemption begins.