Are the Boston Red Sox Planning to Hijack the Carlos Correa to New York Yankees Deal?

Published 11/13/2021, 12:09 PM EST
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


As the intense and unexpected season of MLB came to an end, a bidding war for free agents has already begun. Elite shortstop, Carlos Correa, is top on the list of those up for grabs. Notably, for a while, the New York Yankees were rumored to have their eyes on him. But, reports now state that arch-rivals Boston Red Sox too, have joined the race to sign Correa.

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Interestingly, New York Yankees desperately need a shortstop, while the Red Sox already have one. Undoubtedly, this story will take a few drastic turns given the ancient rivalry between the Red Sox and the Yankees.

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Boston Red Sox rumored to make ‘quiet play’ for Carlos

Fresh from playing World Series in 2021, Carlos Correa is entering free agency for the 2022 season. Notably, the New York Yankees were already rumored to be preparing a huge contract for him.

However, according to sports analyst Jim Bowden, even Red Sox are interested in Carlos Correa now. Bowden wrote, “There’s a strong possibility the Red Sox make a quiet play for either Carlos Correa or Marcus Semien.” 

Oct 31, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Atlanta Braves in game five of the 2021 World Series at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Although they already have their shortstop position filled by Xander Bogaerts, Bowden believes they will shift Xander to the second base position.

On the other hand, if the New York Yankees need to win the World Series in 2022, they need a strong person in shortstop, and if Correa is taken by Red Sox, their only option left would be Corey Seager. However, will the Los Angeles Dodgers let go of Corey?

Can Carlos Correa go to Boston Red Sox?

Working as a team creates a bond between players, coaches, and managers. And, one can’t ignore the old relations between current Red Sox manager Alex Cora and Correa. Alex is the former bench coach of the Houston Astros(2017), and Correa was part of the team back then.

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Oct 12, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) reacts after hitting a two-run RBI double against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning in game four of the 2021 ALDS at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox produced an incredible performance in 2021, however, they failed to reach the World Series. Having Correa on their side would only strengthen their team in 2022.

New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox, where do you think Carlos Correa will next play?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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