DJ LeMahieu was the Yankees' MVP last season after positing career numbers in multiple categories, and providing a team wrecked by injuries with consistent production.
And because of that production, the Yankees might be extending another contract to LeMahieu soon.
According to The Post's Ken Davidoff, it's something that LeMahieu said Wednesday morning he was definitely open to. No conversations have begun yet, however LeMahieu said, "But obviously, I love it here."
GM Brian Cashman inked the 31-year-old to a two-year, $24 million deal before the start of last season. So he's entering a contract year in 2020. But after what the Yankees saw he can provide in the Bronx, they'd most definitely want to keep him.
LeMahieu slashed .327/.375/.518 with 26 homers, 33 doubles, and 102 RBI over 145 games in 2019. His regular-season success continued in the postseason, especially in the ALCS against the Astros where he hit .346 with two homers and three RBI. His biggest moment came in the top of the ninth in an elimination Game 6, when he sent a two-run homer over the right field wall to tie the game.
A Silver Slugger Award came LeMahieu's way after the season -- the first one of his career.
LeMahieu's contact-first bat and ability to play anywhere in the infield -- he'll have a permanent spot at second base this season -- makes him extremely valuable, so Cashman may want to get an extension done before he hits the free agent market again. And this time, one would expect the deal to be more long-term.
In the meantime, LeMahieu could force that timetable up by continuing to rake in 2020.
"Show up every day ready to play like I always do," LeMahieu said on Tuesday when asked how he would follow up his 2019 season. "Like I said, hopefully I can be a force at the top of the lineup."