Yankees: Carlos Correa, Martin Maldonado start rumors with NYC trip
Yes, Carlos Correa and Martin Maldonado — recently of the Houston Astros — knew exactly what they were doing to Yankees fans when they wound up in NYC on Day 1 of free agency.
No, the reason behind their trip — which was only obvious from the second photo they posted — doesn’t change anything. The rumor mill was already churning full speed ahead, and there’s no reason to stop it.
The day began with a leak of the Astros’ offer to Correa, which felt far too low for a player of his caliber, and made us all realize exactly why he seemed so prematurely departed from the only MLB home he’s ever known just a few minutes after the World Series ended.
Losing World Series and distancing yourself from the organization in the aftermath — it’s a Houston tradition unlike any other!
Anyway, here’s what we’re not gonna do: offer Carlos Correa only five years of security and only $160 million and seriously, with a straight face, intend to keep him.
That’s what the Astros reportedly just did (or did midseason), and that’s just not going to be enough.
Yankees fans went wild when Carlos Correa and Martin Maldonado hit NYC.
So, what’s the logical next step? Stoking flames within the fan bases that actually want you, after the organization you’ve just devoted your life to seems to give up on the notion.
And that’s why Yankees fans went nuts around 8:00 PM on Saturday night, when they noticed that Carlos Correa was in New York City, hanging outside of Madison Square Garden rocking Yankee blue and white.
He was with Martin Maldonado, his former catching teammate, and someone whom the Yankees could also use. The simple caption? “He’s ready.”
Ready for what?
…Ready for WHAT?!
Turns out, they were…just extremely ready to take in UFC 268, an event they both had tickets for that was set to begin in a matter of minutes.
Nobody does anything by accident these days, though, even subconsciously. When the offseason began and Correa and Maldonado could go anywhere in the world, they chose the hustle and bustle of New York City for fight night. Mark that down.
Correa and Machete landing in NYC has the most “Manny Machado pursuit” energy we’ve seen since that fateful winter nearly three years ago. Next thing you know, Correa will be following, then unfollowing, the YES Network on Instagram. Then his wife will, like, tweet at Ryan Ruocco, “We’re coming!!” while she really means “to a communal Thanksgiving turkey donation event”.
It’s about to get very cryptic in here. Thank goodness this was so straightforward. Just two dudes having a very nice time watching guys get kicked in the head in beautiful New York City.