Upon hearing Carlos Correa’s comments regarding his Gold Glove awards, Derek Jeter felt they didn’t even warrant a response.
New Angels and ex-Met pitcher Noah Syndergaard, on the other hand, has one in mind.
Correa, who is one of the best free agent shortstops on the market right now, recently said Jeter doesn’t deserve any of the five Gold Glove awards he has won throughout his career. Correa, 27, recently won the first Gold Glove and Platinum Glove (awarded to the best defensive player in each league, regardless of position) of his career.
At the request of the MLB network which player he would most like to eliminate with his new squad, Syndergaard stressed Correa.
“Not just for the obvious reason,” Syndergaard said, “but just what he said about Derek Jeter not deserving his golden gloves. I think that was a little silly to say.
For the “obvious reason,” Syndergaard is probably referring to Correa’s involvement in the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal during their 2017 World Series championship run. The Astros knocked out the Yankees in the ALCS this year- the.
Jeter, who is now part-owner of the Marlins, has taken the high road when it comes to his abilities in the middle of the infield.
“I haven’t given it much thought,” Jeter told reporters recently at a Marlins tag team event. “I don’t know how my name came to be. My Spanish is not that good. I still haven’t seen him. I don’t know how my name was brought up, but that doesn’t even warrant an answer. I could go in a lot of different directions, but I won’t.
Syndergaard recently signed the Angels to a one-year, $ 21 million contract rather than accepting the Mets’ qualifying offer of $ 18.4 million. He is joined by fellow ex-Met Aaron Loup, who signed the Halos to a two-year, $ 17 million contract.
Correa could become an option for the Yankees who need a shortstop, and general manager Brian Cashman recently said Correa’s cheating past won’t stop the Bombers from signing him. He now has another strike against him in the Bronx, however, with his criticism of the Captain.