MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees, Tigers seen as early favorites for Carlos Correa

Written by Doug Rush

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees, Tigers seen as early favorites for Carlos Correa.

Carlos Correa is considered one of the top free agents of the winter and is expected to command top dollar on the market.

The Houston Astros have already made a five-year, $160 million offer to Correa, but it’s not expected for him to accept that, as he may get double that from a team.

So who are considered the front runners to land Correa in free agency? Two teams have apparently made themselves the favorites; the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers.

Both the Yankees and Tigers make sense given the fact that both teams have a need for Correa. What Detroit has over the Yankees is AJ Hinch, who was Correa’s old manager in Houston, who became the Tigers manager before the 2021 season.

The Yankees, of course, have the money, have a need and can offer Correa a chance to compete for a championship.

Plus, given the fact that the Astros have been a thorn in the side of the Yankees since 2015, how fitting would it be for the Yankees to pluck away one of their best players in Correa?

About the author

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.