New York Yankees fans already tend to not love Houston Astros players, and the latest comment from current free agent and former Astors star shortstop Carlos Correa will only upset them more. While on the “Me Gustan Los Deportes” podcast last week with former MLB second baseman Carlos Baerga, Correa said the Yankees’ legendary shortstop Derek Jeter did not deserve any of the five Gold Glove Awards he took home during his playing days..
“Derek Jeter, how many Gold Gloves did he win? Five, I think he won. … Derek Jeter didn’t deserve any.”
Jeter was awarded the American League Gold Glove in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010, but he wouldn’t have won any if it was up to Correa. The free agent — who the Yankees may sign, by the way — backed up his critiques of Jeter with fielding analytics.
He mentioned Jeter’s minus-165 Defensive Runs Saved. Correa has a DRS of 67 in his seven years in Houston.
The 27-year-old Correa is coming off a World Series loss to the Atlanta Braves. Now, Correa is a free agent and the Yankees could be looking to add him to their squad. If that happens, maybe Yankees fans will forget that he dissed their former captain.
He revealed that he had been in St. Louis for much of the offseason working with coaches to perfect his swing.
He also talked about a more intense training routine he has been following this winter and how he has gotten back to doing some heavy lifting as the season approaches.
The slugger and two-time Gold Glove Award winner expressed confidence that his offseason routine will ultimately pay dividends, even going as far as to say his training regimen had gone to “a whole new level.”
This should be encouraging for Cardinals fans to hear.
Outside of adding Willson Contreras, the team hasn’t made any other significant moves, instead putting their faith in some of their internal options, such as O’Neill.
But if O’Neill is back to where he was in 2021, the Cardinals could have a very dangerous lineup.