MLB Free Agency: Should the Yankees make the massive splash for Carlos Correa? Yes.

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The stars have aligned if you’re a fan of the New York Yankees.

Let’s follow the trail here.

Marcus Semien signed with the Texas Rangers. But so did Corey Seager, who was the 1B free agent shortstop on the market. The Los Angeles Dodgers already have Trea Turner.

The Detroit Tigers, in what we can consider to be an upset and a surprise, signed Javier Baez. So here’s the million dollar question:

Where does Carlos Correa go?

There is the Houston Astros, who have offered a five-year, $160 million contract to stay and haven’t budged on that offer.

The Boston Red Sox have been mentioned, but they have Xander Bogaerts. The free-spending New York Mets have Francisco Lindor. Some have wondered about the Los Angeles Angels.

But what about the New York Yankees, who are in need of a shortstop and could use Correa?

Former MLB general manager Jim Bowden thinks the Yankees will be in on Correa; or Trevor Story.

From the tweets from Yankees fans shared on here, they don’t care about what happened in Houston with Correa. They care about what Correa can do in New York.

Correa can win. He’s been a winning player since he arrived as a Rookie of the Year in 2015 and finished fifth in the AL MVP voting.

If the Yankees really want to overtake the Astros, Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays, signing Correa to the 10-year deal is what would help do that.

Across town, the New York Mets are spending money and landed Max Scherzer. They’re serious about making a run. So on the other side of town, the Yankees need to make the biggest splash of them all.

With Detroit out of the running, the stars have aligned for the Yankees to make that splash. That splash is Correa.

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Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws. In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views. After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016. In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season. In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW. Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.
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