Carlos Correa Agrees To A $200 Million Deal With Twins – Will The Madness Finally End?
Carlos Correa has agreed to another multi-hundred million contract with another MLB franchise – this time with his 2022 team, the Minnesota Twins.
It’s been a wild saga surrounding the two-time All-Star shortstop in the past month.
But The Athletic reported on Monday that things started to heat up with the Twins.
Then surely a day later, Correa’s struck a six-year $200 million agreement with the team.
The value could max out to $270 million with four extra years from vesting options, which depends reportedly depends on the number of plate appearances that Correa has.
But how did we get to this point anyways?
First, he was set to become a San Fransisco Giant after agreeing to a $350 million contract.
Then that fell apart over medical concerns and the Mets went ahead and swooped in to pick him up on a 12-year $315 million contract.
But the Mets came away with the same concerns after a physical and failed to devise a resolution.
The issue the teams had appears to be over a fractured right fibula that Correa suffered in 2014.
That allowed the Twins to jump and reach a deal – and fans of the team will hope this one will last because this one is also pending a physical.
However, things are different this time around because the Twins know the player.
And most importantly, it likely has a good idea about Correa’s medicals since it already performed a physical of its own last March.
Last year, the Twins and Correa agreed to a three-year, $105.3 million contract.
However, he decided to use his player opt-out following season one when he slashed .291/.366/.467 (batting average, on-base percentage and slugging).
While the opt-out helped him score a bigger payday, the medical concerns might have winded up costing him up to $150 million.
But all of that, just to sign what could be a team-friendly deal with a ball club he planned on leaving.
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