One of the biggest dominoes of the MLB offseason has yet to fall. While Carlos Correa has provided false hope for two different baseball franchises, first agreeing with the San Francisco Giants before pivoting to the New York Mets, both agreements were broken up over medical concerns.
Now Correa and his agent Scott Boras appear to once again be shopping around for the best fit or possibly the team willing to fork over the most cash.
According to Dan Hayes of The Athletic, contract discussions between Correa and the Minnesota Twins are picking up momentum. Multiple sources are backing up the recent report, but it should also be noted that the Mets, and presumably other organizations, are not out of the running just yet.
If there’s one thing we’ve relearned this offseason, until Correa is officially introduced by his new (Or potentially old) team, he remains a free agent.
Carlos Correa will provide a spark wherever he lands
While some want to be critical over how much Correa is set to earn with his new contract, likely one that nears $200 million in total value, he’s still a two-time All-Star who brings just as much to the plate as he does with his glove.
Two-time Gold Glove shortstops don’t grow on trees, and he’s by far the best remaining free agent available. Whatever cost Correa may be, he’s worth the price of admission for every multi-millionaire baseball owner in charge of spending for their organization.
At the end of the day, no matter how much Correa gets on his next contract, the fact remains true — Having Correa is much better than not having him at all.
It’s become clear that the Mets and team owner Steve Cohen don’t want to lose the idea of adding Correa to the corner of the infield, but obviously, the Twins are eager to have his veteran leadership return to a young clubhouse looking to get back to the postseason.
We’ll see who ultimately wins out, but as they say, money talks, and if that’s the case, Correa likely lands in the Big Apple in the biggest sports media market in America.