MLB Free Agent Rumors: New York Yankees in talks with Carlos Correa, Corey Seager

Written by Doug Rush

MLB Free Agent Rumors: New York Yankees are in talks with both Carlos Correa, Corey Seager

Less than 24 hours ago, we had confirmation that Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was in talks with two agents for two current free agent shortstops.

We speculated on who it might be, which was the obvious. We also wondered about the others, like Trevor Story. But, as we pondered on, the obvious was the right choice.

With Gleyber Torres moving permanently back to second base, it gave the Yankees a need for a shortstop. Andrew Velazquez, who started the one-game wild card game against the Boston Red Sox, was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angles. Letting Velazquez go definitely signaled that the Yankees were in a definite need of a shortstop.

Now the question becomes, which one?

Correa is viewed as the better of the two, although Seager has the better track record in the postseason given he was the 2020 NLCS and World Series MVP when the Dodgers won the World Series a year ago.

Cashman confirmed that he has the green light to increase payroll as well, which bodes well for the Yankees trying to add one of two big shortstops.

So with the Yankees in serious pursuit of both Correa and Seager, it again becomes a matter of, which one?

And thus, we all wait.

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Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.