Carlos Correa Has Had An Offseason For The Ages
The Carlos Correa saga finally appears to be over.
After weeks and weeks of rumors, agreements, roadblocks, unexpected twists, and broken deals, the Minnesota Twins are taking the star shortstop for $200 million, spread over six seasons.
That number, even if it has the potential to go up if some options vest, was definitely not what Correa had in mind before the offseason started.
In fact, everything began with a $350 million agreement with the San Francisco Giants.
It collapsed due to some concerns that the team found on his physical and medical records, related to his right leg.
Then the New York Mets pounced, with a $315 million pact.
The Mets, again, didn’t feel comfortable with his leg.
The Twins are aware of the leg issue and OK with it, which is why the final guarantee is closer to $200 than to $300 or $350 million.
Still, the Twins offer was the best available.
Correa has to be the first player to agree to three contracts with three different organizations over the course of an offseason.
“MLB is thriving, check out these last three deals for shortstops Carlos Correa to SF — 13 years, $350m Carlos Correa to NYM — 12 years, $315m Carlos Correa to Min — 6 years, $200m,” Razzball tweeted.
MLB is thriving, check out these last three deals for shortstops
Carlos Correa to SF — 13 years, $350m
Carlos Correa to NYM — 12 years, $315m
Carlos Correa to Min — 6 years, $200m
— Razzball (@Razzball) January 10, 2023
Razzball is known in the MLB Twitter universe as one of the spiciest accounts.
They mockingly make people believe that those are three different players agreeing to terms.
The Correa saga has been one of the most bizarres in recent history.
Fortunately, it appears that it’s coming to an end.