“I Have Some Latitude” – New York Yankees Manager Confident of Big Signings Ahead of MLB 2022

Published 11/10/2021, 6:45 PM EST
Sep 16, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (left) looks on as =relief pitcher Albert Abreu (84) prepares to warm up on the pitcher’s mound during the seventh inning off the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports


The New York Yankees are arguably one of the most iconic teams of the MLB. Although they showed good form in the 2021 regular season, they came up short in the postseason yet again, losing the AL Wildcard game to the Boston Red Sox.

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Despite their recent setbacks, they continue to have huge ambitions for 2022. During a recent interaction, Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman gave an optimistic take on their budget for the upcoming season.

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New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman believes there will be a substantial budget for 2022

With 27 World Series titles, the Yankees are, simply put, the most successful team in the MLB. In addition, they’re also one of the richest teams, possessing one of the biggest payrolls of any team in the MLB.

Oct 5, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) pulls starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox in the American League Wildcard game at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

However, their last World Series win came in 2009, which displays a few shortcomings in the team. In a bid to strengthen the roster, Cashman admitted he discussed the Yankees’ budget for next season which turned out to be positive.

He said“We’ve had conversations about it. Do I have a set budget? No. But do I have what I feel some direction? Yes. And clearly it was mission accomplished from last year getting under the CBT. Well, it’s gonna have to be. We don’t have a lot of stuff coming off. Obviously, I have some latitude.”

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Carlos Correa features among the Yankees’ prime targets for 2022

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Last season showed the Yankees need a shortstop and there are few better than Correa in that position today. With the Astros unable to tie him down to a new contract so far, it seems the Yankees are in prime position to snap up the 27-year-old.

Oct 19, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) runs to second base after hitting a double to start the ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game four of the 2021 ALCS at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

However, they are also considering Los Angeles Dodgers star Corey Seager, who won the World Series in 2020. Should they fail in signing Correa, who has multiple suitors, they could try landing Seager, who is no stranger to producing excellent performances in the diamond.

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There’s quite a lot of time between now and Opening Day of the 2022 MLB season. With all eyes on the Yankees, expect them to strengthen their roster with a few big-money signings.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 & US Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He began following F1 since 2010, which made him an instant Sebastian Vettel fan. His favorite tracks on the calendar include Spa-Francorchamps, Monaco and Monza.

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