The New York Yankees remain one of the top destinations for free agent shortstop Carlos Correa.
The Yankees are interested in signing Carlos Correa
The Yankees like Correa as a player, but they don’t see a fit, either financially or on the field.
The Yankees have just committed to a massive financial obligation by retaining superstar outfielder Aaron Judge, so there will be some work done on the books if they make a serious play for Correa, which will likely include moving some pieces.
However, some expensive assets in New York are currently deemed untradeable. They have three candidates for shortstop, as well as veteran third basemen D.J. LeMahieu and Josh Donaldson, who is thought to be untradeable after a poor offensive season.
D.J. LeMahieu is under contract until the end of the 2026 MLB season, with a deal worth $15 million per year and a limited no-trade clause from 2023 to 2026. Meanwhile, Donaldson, 37, is expected to earn $23 million in 2023.
The Yankees could definitely use an upgrade at shortstop, which Correa could provide to any team. With a shortstop wRC+ of 91 in 2022, the Yankees ranked 16th in the majors.