Detroit Tigers Unwilling to Spend Big Money on Carlos Correa as New York Yankees Open Door

Published 11/20/2021, 8:00 AM EST
Oct 8, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) looks to the dugout during the game against the Chicago White Sox in game two of the 2021 ALDS at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports


When Carlos Correa was spotted with the Detroit Tigers manager, A. J. Hinch, Tigers’ fans naturally got their hopes up. However, a new update might shatter their dreams, as Carlos might not be on the Tigers’ radar after all.

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Carlos Correa is one of the top shortstops in the free agency and is on the list of rich franchises like the New York Yankees. Expectedly, and deservingly, Correa will not sign for any team without an expensive deal.

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Tigers don’t want to spend millions on Carlos Correa

In a fresh update, the Tigers-Correa relationship might be over before it could even start. Speculations were on the rise when Tigers manager A. J. Hinch and Correa were spotted on a breakfast date. However, turning bearer of bad news, MLB insider Jon Heyman, stated that the Tigers love Correa, but they want to spend their money efficiently on someone who would solve their multiple purposes.

Jon tweeted, “Tigers do love Carlos Correa but have heard from Tigers people who insist they will not spend $300M on any one player due to multiple needs. They are considering Javier Baez and Marcus Semien (and possibly Trevor Story though that’s unconfirmed), who won’t command that figure.”

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Who are the other options for Detroit Tigers?

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Former Colorado Rockies shortstop, Trevor Story, and Toronto Blue Jays’ Marcus Semien, while former New York Mets’ second baseman Javier Baez are on the potential list of future prospects. However, Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners are also interested in Baez.

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

In terms of Carlos, New York Yankees have shown a positive interest in the most expensive shortstop on the list. There were also rumors about Yankees planning to offer him a $300 million deal by December; an offer that would be tough for the Tigers to match up with. Hence, it was a smart decision by the Tigers to look out for less expensive agents, to optimize their team for the 2022 season.

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Where do you think will Carlos Correa end up next season?

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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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