Yankees GM Speaks Out After Not Signing Trevor Story, Carlos Correa

New York kicked the tires on both star shortstops

by

March 22

Two top-tier shortstops became available to the Yankees once Major League Baseball free agency kicked off in early November and resumed March 10.

New York, which was and still is weak at the position, failed to sign either.

Carlos Correa left the Houston Astros to sign a three-year deal with the Minnesota Twins, which was made official Tuesday. Trevor Story also found a new home, as he reportedly has agreed to a six-year deal with the Yankees’ fiercest rival, the Boston Red Sox.

After failing to land both Story and Correa, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman spoke with the media about the club’s attempts to improve the roster.

“We stayed in touch and evaluated all the market availabilities: trade (and) free agency and then placed our bets,” Cashman told reporters, per the New York Post. “We were able to attack what was available to us and once we pulled those down, it closed doors on other things. We had a certain amount of money to spend and once you fill those needs, you keep moving.”

Cashman also confirmed New York’s front office touched base with both Story’s and Correa’s representatives.

“That’s the job: you engage everybody in the process and see if there’s a fit and if it makes any sense or not,” Cashman told reporters.

The Bronx Bombers now are set to start the season with Isiah Kiner-Falefa at shortstop. While the 26-year-old has shown promise over the course of four big league seasons, he’s not close to being on the same tier as the likes of Story and Correa.

Thumbnail photo via Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports Images
Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron
Previous Article

Will Bruins’ Trade Deadline Moves Impact Patrice Bergeron’s Future In Boston?

NHL: Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings
Next Article

Washington Caps T.J. Oshie Game-Time Decision Versus Blues

Picked For You