Freddie Freeman and Carlos Correa were two of the top free agents out on the market this past offseason, both of whom eventually found new homes, Correa with the Minnesota Twins and Freeman with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The New York Yankees were one of the teams who reportedly had interest in both of them, according to MLB.com Yankees beat writer Bryan Hoch.
However, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says that while they had interest in both players and were in contact with their representatives, no offers were officially made to either one of them by the team.
“We certainly were in touch with the representation about what they were looking for,” Cashman said.
Brian Cashman on @WFAN660:
“We never made an official offer, whether it was (Carlos) Correa or (Freddie) Freeman. We certainly were in touch with the representation about what they were looking for.”
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 11, 2022
Frustrations Abound For Yankees Fans
This has to be frustrating to hear if you’re a fan of the Yankees.
The Yankees are the richest team in all of professional sports.
The team had interest in both of these players during the offseason, yet never offered them contracts, instead putting their faith in Anthony Rizzo, which is not a bad thing, but considering that the Yankees have as much money as they do and never tried to land either one of these stars is likely frustrating for fans.
Had they signed Freeman, they would have arguably the best defensive first baseman in all of baseball and a lefty hitter who could take advantage of the short right field porch at Yankee Stadium.
However, no effort was made by the front office to try and sign them, yet they are still paying Joey Gallo and Aaron Hicks, two players who have struggled to produce and the latter of which has struggled to stay healthy.