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Carlos Correa in contact with another team with New York Mets agreement in limbo

Carlos Correa
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Carlos Correa has agreed to a 12-year, $315 million contract with the New York Mets. Unless, he hasn’t.

With the Mets also expressing concerns with some of the language in the agreement, Correa hasn’t officially joined any team just yet, leaving the Gold Glove shortstop up for grabs. Many presume the Mets will be able to overcome whatever specific issues they have during renewed discussions, but there is reportedly another team who has gotten involved as of late.

It’s been two weeks since Correa formally agreed to take his talent to the Big Apple, and according to some sources, negotiations have been limited ever since.

In fact, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports Correa’s camp, led by Scott Boras, reached out to another team, if not multiple other candidates, to sign the two-time All-Star shortstop on Thursday.

Even though we’re all naturally curious about who this mystery team or teams may be, specifics weren’t provided.

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Carlos Correa sweepstakes heat up in MLB free agency once again

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As mentioned, there is no word on who may be ready to jump back into the Carlos Correa free agency market, but we can have a bit of fun and try to speculate. Chances are, it’s not a team who already made spent a big chunk of change on a new shortstop this offseason. So let’s rule out the Padres, Phillies, Cubs, and Red Sox, all organizations who shelled out contracts worth over $100 million at the position in the past several weeks.

Two teams who may be feeling left out amidst this free agency frenzy could include Correa’s former team, the Minnesota Twins, and the original team he agreed with, the San Francisco Giants.

On one hand, it’s hard to imagine Correa returning to the Bay Area after they initially had issues with his medicals. But maybe a reduced rate, along with some other contract stipulations, leads to a change in heart.

On the other hand, it’s also possible the Twins amp up their efforts to retain Correa, who proved to be a strong fit in a clubhouse looking to return to the postseason. The Twins are still roughly $24 million below last season’s payroll number, have indicated a strong desire to compete in 2023, and now have a large Correa-sized hole at the shortstop position.

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