star shortstop Carlos Correa A source familiar with the situation told ESPN that the Minnesota Twins have finalized a six-year, $200 million contract after weeks of talks to save their contract with the New York Mets fell apart. There is
A stunning turn caps a whirlwind month for Correa, who agreed to a 13-year, $350 million contract with the San Francisco Giants on December 13. He offered him a 12-year, $315 million contract. The Mets also issued a warning to his body and efforts to amend his contract fell through, with Correa returning to Minnesota and signing after last year’s tumultuous offseason.
The deal, which includes a four-year vesting option and $70 million, will become formal if Correa passes the ongoing medical review. The focus is on his right lower leg, which he fractured during a minor league game in 2014, and sources say the Twins expect him to be comfortable with that. Although he was never on the injured list with an ailment in his right leg, Giants and Mets medical personnel were concerned about how his leg would age.
Correa, 28, is one of the game’s best shortstops and entered the winter in hopes of securing the huge deal he missed last offseason. first season. Correa is batting .291/.366/.467 with 22 home runs and a high level of defense, and the Twins hope to consider returning after he applies for free agency.
Minnesota was never meant to play in the $300 million+ region. Aaron Judge Back in the New York Yankees, the Giants were looking for a franchise player, but they blew past Correa’s numbers, and the Twins tried to save the winter by signing an outfielder. Joey Gallo and catcher Christian VasquezAll the while, they lurked as Correa’s replacement plan and were excited about the possibility of adding him to their line-up, which included All-Stars. Byron Buxton When Luis Araez In addition to top prospects Lois Lewis, Jose Miranda, Jorge Polanco, Max Kepler, Nick Gordon, Alex Kirillov When Trevor Larnach.
If Correa passes on his health — the Twins are more familiar with his medical situation than any other team and considered a 10-year, $285 million contract earlier in the winter. – Minnesota has high hopes for the American League Central Division title as he enters 2023.
Meanwhile, the Mets enter spring training without the player’s owner, Steve Cohen, telling the New York Post that it “will push us to the top” shortly after the team and Correa agreed to terms. A shocking midnight coup by the Mets acquired the highest-paid team in baseball history, added a two-time All-Star and a vaunted postseason performer, and pushed salaries closer to $500. a million.
What happened next mirrored allowing the Mets to shoot Correa in the first place. wasted no time, agreeing with the Mets in less than 12 hours. After the Mets physical raised similar questions, Correa agent Scott Boras continued discussions with the team, recognizing that a second physical failure could ruin the market for Correa. Negotiations with the Mets were approaching three weeks, but with no substantive progress, Correa put the questionable medical and all back on the market.
Correa averaged $33.3 million a year, making him the second-highest earner behind the Mets shortstops, but they certainly made an impact on contract length. Francisco Lindor, Correa was scheduled to play next to him at third base.This deal falls short of the total value of 11-year deals signed by fellow shortstops trea turner ($300 million in Philadelphia) and xander bogaerts (The San Diego deal is $280 million), while Judge’s nine-year annual contract is worth $360 million.