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The Yankees have long been considered a top free agency destination for Carlos Correa but here’s why New York should pass on the shortstop.
If there’s a big-name free agent available in MLB, there’s a good chance that the New York Yankees are going to be involved in some capacity. Such is the case with likely soon-to-be-former-Astros shortstop Carlos Correa.
Fresh off helping guide Houston to a World Series appearance, all signs indicate that Correa is as good as packed up and moved out from the Astros organization. And as expected, New York is considered one of the leading contenders to sign the high-profile free agent.
That, however, may not be the best idea for the pinstripes. In fact, there are several reasons as to why the Yankees would be better-served to pass on Correa in free agency this offseason.
Yankees: 3 reasons New York should avoid Carlos Correa
3. Correa and Aaron Judge aren’t exactly the best of friends
The number of people in baseball who have expressed disdain for Astros players involved in the infamous 2017 cheating scandal are far more numerous than those who don’t care. However, one of the most consistent voices speaking out against Houston’s antics has been, you guessed it, New York sensation Aaron Judge.
Over the past few years, the towering slugger has expressed quite contentiously his feelings towards the Astros cheating. That is obviously a group that would include Carlos Correa.
Considering that the Yankees, more or less, have underperformed based on their talent in recent years, why would Brian Cashman or the front office want to upset the apple cart even further, especially as it pertains to arguably their most prized star already on the roster in Judge?
Sure, the opinion of one player on a roster shouldn’t be the determining factor. However, when the franchise is this one and the player is Aaron Judge, that holds a little more caché than other situations would. And it’s something that should play a part in what the club does when it comes to Correa.