MLB: These are the Yankees’ needs for 2022

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Despite a season of contrasts in which they closed with a great step, the New York Yankees, the most championship team in MLB, fell short in their bid to return to the World Series for the first time since 2009. Now, with their sights set on 2022, the Bronx bombers they have already identified their needs, and they are already working on them.

At the beginning of general managers meetings, Brian Cashman He assured that the team would draw out the checkbook again with a considerable increase in payroll, money with which they are already making plans.

Shortstop

Precisely the year in which one of the best classes of shortstop on the free agency, the Yankees They have money and the manager Cashman assured that they have already contacted the representation of two players in a group that includes big names such as Puerto Ricans Carlos Correa and Javy Báez, as well as Corey Seager, Trevor Story and Marcus Seeds.

Another option you might have is to get someone on a temporary basis while two of your best prospects, Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza, follow their development processes in the minor leagues. Both are projected to reach the Big leagues in the 2023 season, according to MLB Pipeline.

First base

Before the trade deadline, the Yankees got Anthony Rizzo since the Cubs de Chicago. That acquisition also had an expiration date and now the team has the internal option to cover the initial one with Luke You, who went through a very bumpy season in 2021 due to injuries.

Cashman assured that both team management and Rizzo himself felt comfortable with the work he did on offense, defense and in the locker room leading the clubhouse. The possibility of a return is latent and even the Yankees already made a first contact with their agent.

In addition, recent reports indicate that the team would be interested in making a trade for Matt Olson, top 10 home runs in the last three seasons.

Central Garden

The Yankees board knows that the central Garden is one of the greatest weaknesses when thinking about the 2022 campaign. Injuries limited to Aaron Hicks to have action in 145 games the last three seasons. Apparently the ranger is close to fully recovering from the surgery on the left wrist, but the roster of Bronx bombers it has no depth in position.

Catcher

One of the most discussed positions for a couple of seasons is the receiver tandem made up of Kyle Higashioka and the dominican Gary Sanchez, who would be seeking a salary increase in his final year eligible for arbitration before becoming a free agent. El Kraken it could be part of a trade or the board could just make him a free agent if they don’t offer him a contract by Dec. 1.

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