Carlos Correa’s $315 Million Deal With Mets Only Has 55% Chance Of Getting Done
It’s been a wild last week for Carlos Correa and his deal with the New York Mets isn’t guaranteed to get done.
First, the San Fransisco Giants had a reported agreement of a 13-year contract worth $350 million.
However, that fell apart when the Giants drew concern over medical results.
That allowed the New York Mets to swoop in and agree to a $315 million contract.
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However, the Mets found the same issue in their physical as the Giants did, which relates to a fractured right fibula that Correa suffered back in 2014.
While both sides are trying to work things out, a source cited by New York Post columnist Mike Puma only gives the Mets a 55% chance of signing Correa.
The Mets are looking for “add contract language” that would protect the team financially if Correa’s pre-existing condition forces him to extensive time.
Meanwhile, Puma further reported that Correa isn’t interested in revising the length or the financial terms of the deal with the Mets.
But things could get interesting if the Mets decide to back out of the deal, which might be difficult to do entirely.
This is because team owner Steve Cohen spoke about the pending agreement deal publicly, meaning an arbitrator could side with Correa, according to The Athletic.
Also, three other ball clubs have reached out to Correa’s camp in recent days.
Right now it’s unclear what kind of trouble the Mets will be in if it can’t finalize a deal with Correa, but a contract between the two sides might be in jeopardy.
Should it work out, the right-handed batter would likely play third base for the Mets, with Francisco Lindor locked in as the team’s shortstop.
Last year, Correa slashed .291/.366/.467 (batting average, on-base percentage and slugging).
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