Let’s take a look at some of the latest rumors and rumblings out there in our Tuesday edition of the MLB rumors roundup.
MLB rumors: Carlos Correa getting “massive offer” from Minnesota Twins
In this article (subscription required), Dan Hayes of The Athletic says that the Twins would “have to reach contract heights they’ve never approached before” if they’re going to bring back Correa for the 2023 season and beyond. Aaron Gleeman adds that Minnesota has offered “a massive contract far beyond anything in franchise history,” meaning that the Twins aren’t doing this just for looks. They’re serious about Correa joining Byron Buxton (signed to a seven-year, $100 million extension last offseason) as the faces of the present and future for the franchise, and it’s an opportunity for the Twins to not only put a stamp on the American League Central, but also throw their name into perennial AL contenders as well.
Of course, there is plenty of competition for Correa as he remains the top free agent shortstop available, but Minnesota looks like it is pushing all of its chips to the center of the table.
MLB rumors: Matter of time for New York Yankees and Carlos Rodon?
By now, it’s very possible that the Yankees have made a formal offer to Rodon, according to MLB insider Jon Heyman.
While it’s been no secret that Rodon is looking for a seven-year deal at roughly $30 million per year, Heyman writes, “while the Yankees seem reluctant to go to that length, they also seem very serious and hopeful about this pursuit.”
Will the Yankees be able to outmaneuver the San Francisco Giants for Rodon, just as they did for Aaron Judge?
MLB rumors: Would the Atlanta Braves trade Max Fried?
After making a big splash by trading for Sean Murphy on Monday, could the Atlanta Braves be thinking about another big roster move and dealing off Max Fried? MLB.com’s Jim Callis floated out the idea on Tuesday.
“With the Braves’ payroll climbing — who knows if they will sign Murphy to an extension — I’m hearing some Max Fried rumors on the block,” Callis said according to MLB.com. “They may not be able to sign him long-term. Don’t be shocked if we see a Max Fried trade this offseason.”
Fried isn’t scheduled to become a free agent until the 2025 season, so team control in addition to his pitching skills (finishing as the runner-up for the NL Cy Young Award last season after going 14-7 with a 2.48 ERA and 2.70 FIP in 30 starts) would be very attractive.
The 28-year-old southpaw is a big part of the Atlanta rotation, so would the Braves really think about trading him off? It’s part of the MLB rumors we are keeping our eyes on.