MLB Analyst Helps Ease Mets Fans’ Concerns


Edwin Diaz #39 of the New York Mets celebrates the final out during game one of a double header against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on October 04, 2022 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals 4-2.
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The New York Mets had completed the bulk of their offseason work in late December when they were presented with a unique chance.

Carlos Correa, the best shortstop left in the free agent market, had a deal with the San Francisco Giants fall through because of concerns with his medical records.

That pact was worth $350 million.

The Mets, loaded with money, saw a golden chance to acquire a premium talent at a discount.

Indeeed, they did: with a $315 million contract, it looked like Correa would be the Mets’ third baseman in late December.

He had agreed to move to third because the Mets have Francisco Lindor at short.

But the Mets found the same concerns about Correa’s right leg and both parties couldn’t agree to a deal.

As a result, Correa agreed to a six-year, $200 million contract with the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.

That deal is pending a physical, too, but the Twins are already aware of the whole situation and the leg shouldn’t be an issue.

Some Mets fans have expressed worry or concern about losing Correa.

People on Twitter are openly mocking Mets fans for not securing the star infielder.

But the truth is that the Mets didn’t really need Correa, as MLB analyst Mike Petriello tweeted.

“I don’t think the Mets need to do an immediate response move, right? Correa was a miracle that fell into (and then out of) their lap. There’s no more FA difference makers. Making a trade just to have made one is usually a recipe for disaster. It’s still a v. good team,” he wrote.

The Mets shouldn’t make a panic move: that’s Petriello’s point.

They are still an elite team, and can field Eduardo Escobar or Brett Baty (or even Jeff McNeil) at the hot corner.

It’s time to breath and trust the roster.

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