The Yankees need to end their World Series drought. Here are five bold predictions on how Brian Cashman will position New York’s roster to do just that.
92 regular-season wins might be cause for celebration for some MLB franchises, but no one is popping champagne about the Yankees 2021 regular season. That win total only qualified New York for a wild-card berth that resulted in them being knocked out of the playoffs by the rival Red Sox.
As such, the team’s lengthy World Series drought marches on into the offseason. GM Brian Cashman is keenly aware that significant changes are required to give manager Aaron Boone the tools required to make a successful postseason run.
That doesn’t mean ownership has armed Cashman with a blank check to leverage in free agency. He’ll still need to get creative to shake this roster up. Here are five bold predictions on what New York will do this offseason.
5. The Yankees won’t bid on Carlos Correa
Correa is arguably the top free agent on the market and he plays a position of intense need for the Yankees. The notion that Gleyber Torres can be the team’s shortstop of the present or future has been soundly dismissed. Landing Correa would emphatically fill that void.
Fans in the Bronx shouldn’t expect Cashman to be pulled into the massive bidding war that awaits the former Astros’ star. It’s not the stench of Houston’s cheating scandal that will scare off the Yankees, instead, it’s his checkered injury history.
He did play 148 games for the Astros this season, but New York does not want to spend big on another player who can’t stay on the field. Expect Correa to get a massive deal from the Blue Jays instead.