New York Yankees Make Promising Progress on Carlos Correa After Houston Astros Fallout

Published 11/10/2021, 11:50 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


As the MLB 2021 season ended, several baseball players have entered free agency. Notably, the bids and wars for the stars have already begun, and one of the hot names on the list is Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa.

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While the Astros couldn’t win the Fall Series title, undeniably, Correa had a stellar run in 2021, making him many teams’ top choice. Out of the many, one franchise looking to get Correa on board are the New York Yankees.

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New York Yankees in touch with Correa’s assistant

The 2021 season ended in heartbreak for New York Yankees as they missed out on the postseason, following defeat by the Boston Red Sox in the Wild Card game. Regardless, the Yankees re-hired their manager Aaron Boone, in the hope for redemption in 2022.

Yankees are now aiming to reconstruct their team to sail their boat to the post-season next year. Notably, the team has an interest in signing a contract with Astros’ star, Carlos Correa. According to ESPN’s Baseball Insider, Kiley McDaniel, the Yankees are so determined to get Carlos on board; they are planning to offer him a $300million deal by December.

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

From his defense to his personality, Carlos can be a great fit for the Yankees in 2022. Interestingly, Carlos was also in New York this weekend, although not celebrating his deal with Yankees, but for the UFC 268 at Madison Square Garden.

However, according to sports analyst Jim Bowden, it’s not just Carlos who Yankees have their eyes on for their defense. Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Seager is also on top of the free agent’s lists. Notably, Yankees are said to be conversing with Corey’s agent, trying to strike a deal.

Why isn’t Houston Astros re-signing Carlos Correa?

Although Houston Astros and Carlos Correa just played the World Series together, their relationship might have taken a sour turn. Correa smashed 26 homers, 34 doubles and recorded 92 RBI’s in 148 games for the Astros this year. After seven years with the Astros and being selected to the All-Star team in 2017 and in 2021, Correa is looking for something long-term.

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However, Correa had revealed Astros had made it clear to him they don’t believe in long-term contracts. The Houston Astros reportedly offered him a $160 million contract over five years, but it’s not enough to retain the star player.

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

Do you think Carlos Correa will join the New York Yankees? Or will consider staying with the Houston Astros?

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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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