It seems that the New York Yankees are working on something big in the free agent market. While it's been reported that they are interested in acquiring Carlos Rodon, there is speculation that something even bigger is in the works. Some have speculated that this could be a signing of Carlos Correa or trade for Shohei Ohtani, but it's unclear at this point what the Yankees have in mind.
One thing that is certain is that the Yankees are feeling the pressure to build a championship team. This is likely due in part to the fact that Aaron Judge recently turned down a lucrative contract offer from the San Diego Padres in order to remain with the Yankees. Judge reportedly values his legacy with the team over money, and is eager to see the Yankees make moves to improve the team and compete for a championship.
One potential hurdle for the Yankees in their pursuit of a big acquisition is their depleted minor league system. In recent years, the team has traded away many of their top prospects in order to acquire established major league players. This has left them with a shallow pool of talent to draw from in potential trade deals.
Despite this, the Yankees may still be able to make a big move if they are willing to part with some of their top remaining prospects. In order to acquire an elite player, the Yankees would likely have to give up multiple top prospects.
While the likelihood of such trades may be slim, it's clear that the Yankees are determined to build a championship-caliber team. They have the financial resources and the desire to make a big move, and it's just a matter of finding the right deal. Whether it's signing a high-profile free agent like Rodon, or making a blockbuster signing/trade for a player like Correa or Ohtani, the Yankees are poised to make some big moves this off-season.
In the end, it will be up to the team's front office to decide what the definition of "big" is, and how best to use their resources to improve the team. One thing is for sure, however: the Yankees are determined to win, and they are willing to do whatever it takes to bring a championship back to New York.