MLB rumours: Yankees may be able to sign top free agent shortstop to one-year deal

by Brian Cashman procrastination might just pay off.

the New York Yankees the general manager did not participate in the first round of free agency, watching the Texas Rangers sign Corey Seager (10 years, $325 million) and Marcus Semien (seven years, $175 million)while Javier Baez joined the Detroit Tigers (six years, $140 million).

At this point, Cashman has two options for the shortstop. He can make a run at one of the remaining high-level free agents (Houston Astros Carlos Correa Where Colorado RockiesTrevor’s Story) or he can find a workaround (Minnesota twinsAndrelton Simmons or rangers Isiah Kiner-Falefa) while waiting for the best prospects Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza develop.

Corn ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel thinks Cashman could have his cake and eat it too by signing one of the most important shortstops to a short-term deal.

Carlos Correa seems sure to get this last giant contract for a shortstop, and Freddie Freeman will get the big payday for the top hitter on the board. Beyond these two, the likes of Kris Bryant, Nick Castellanos, Michel Conforto and Kyle Schwarber will compete with Trevor’s Story for the next biggest contract for a position player, and one of them will likely be forced to settle for a contract below expectations. (Story and his pitching issues could end up being the real candidate to settle for a one-year contract.)

Before the start of free agency, McDaniel predicted Story would land a five-year, $115 million contract. Athletic’s Jim Bowden history indexed at seven years and $204 million.

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