MLB Rumors: With Corey Seager Out, This Is Who The Yankees Should Target In Free Agency

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Ernesto Cova

Well, the MLB offseason has come to a mandatory pause due to the CBA's expiration but even before that, the New York Yankees were already one of the biggest losers around the league.

The Yankees tendered the contracts to Joey Gallo, Aaron Judge, and Gary Sánchez and signed Gio Urshela for another year.

Then again, they failed to land a big-name again, as Corey Seager snubbed them to sign a massive deal with the Texas Rangers.

So, now that they missed out on their top target for the offseason, who should they pursue?

3. Isiah Kinler-Falefa

With the Rangers landing a superstar like Seager, Isiah Kinler-Falefa is the odd man out.

The Yankees have reportedly reached out to him and they've been interested in trading for him in the past, according to MLB Trade Rumors, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him wearing pinstripes in the future.

He's not a superstar or a big threat at the plate by any means but he's an excellent defender that could solve one of the Yankees' biggest issues for the short term.


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2. Andrelton Simmons

While not the biggest name on the market, Andrelton Simmons is an underrated player who could solve many of their defensive issues at shortstop.

His offensive numbers weren't impressive last season, slashing 223/.283/.274 with the lowest OBP of his career.

Then again, he would be a massive defensive upgrade over Gleyber Torres and his career OBP of .313 makes us think that last season could be just a fluke.

The Yankees haven't been great at landing top-notch free agents not named Gerrit Cole as of late, so Simmons is a real possibility.

1. Trevor Story

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The New York Yankees should go all-in on Trevor Story right now.

They failed to trade for him and refused to cave into the Colorado Rockies' demands because he was going to be one of their main targets in the offseason.

And with Seager out of the question and Carlos Correa not being a realistic option, they need to bring their A-Game to get Story.

He's the only player that could be a long-term solution for their woes at shortstop and his presence would allow Gleyber Torres to make a permanent shift to second base. He's also the best hitter of this list by far.

Will The Yankees End The Drought?

It's been 12 years since the New York Yankees last won the World Series.

The winningest team in Major League Baseball history has struggled to live up to the expectations under Aaron Boone's tenure, and it doesn't feel like they're the team to beat in the American League anymore.

And, while they most definitely need to add another reliable arm to their rotation, signing a top-notch shortstop would finally get them back on track.

But if they miss out on a star once again, Brian Cashman's days as GM could be coming to an end, so expect them to make some noise once the lockout is lifted.