Carlos CorreaAccording to a report by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Dan Hayes, the back-to-back dealings with the Mets “raised concerns.” According to reports, the issue centers on Correa’s surgically repaired lower right leg. Correa agreed to a 12-year, $315 million deal with the Mets just days after a 13-year, $350 million contract with the Giants fell through due to physical concerns.
It’s hard to hear the events of the past week, but it’s unclear what this means for the state of negotiations. John Heyman of the New York Post Currently, it is reported that both parties are trying to resolve the issue.
Mets owner Steve Cohen has already talked about a deal, as he told Heyman earlier this week “We needed one more thing, this is it.” That’s especially important, according to a report from The Athletic , which could make it more difficult to opt out of the deal, but there’s nothing the Mets plan to do.
Correa’s free agency took a surprising turn of events last week. Overall, the pending deals have gone off without a hitch, but Correa has made two separate announcements in the past week. Furthermore, he’s one of the top free agents this winter, agreeing to a deal worth more than $300 million. Correa agreed to a long-term contract with the Giants on Dec. 13, but that deal was terminated Monday after the Giants requested more time to receive medical attention after finding something to hold them back. However, agent Scott Boras moved quickly and went to the Mets, who agreed to a long-term deal for $35 million less than the original Giants deal.
After the Giants trade failed, Boras tried to re-establish a relationship with the Twins. According to The Athletic , they offered him a ten-year, $285 million deal, but would have focused more on physicality before signing than on a deal with Minnesota in early 2022. offer. The report added that the Twins did not want to change their original offer after Correa became available again and wanted to investigate the Giants’ concerns about the player’s physicality.
The giant was silent on the matter. While HIPAA laws limit specific answers about the exact nature of the injury, Farhan Zaidi, president of baseball operations, offered the following statement. “While we are prohibited from releasing confidential medical information, despite Scott Boras’ public disclosure, there was a disagreement regarding the results of Carlos’ physical examination. We wish Carlos the best.”
Correa said the camp has nothing to worry about. Prior to his physical with the Mets, Boras “thHe does not currently have any health problems,” through Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. And he added that the Giants are trying to take advantage “crystal ball” An attempt to predict Correa’s long-term health ( Newsday’s Laura Albanese).
Various reports have cited Correa’s right leg as a concern for both the Giants and the Mets. In 2014, junior Correa suffered a broken right fibula and minor ligament damage while playing in High-A in the Astros organization. This injury required laparoscopic surgery. Correa has missed time in the big leagues with thumb, back and rib problems, but his right foot has never put him on the injured list in eight seasons in the big leagues.
It’s worth remembering that just a few years ago, the Mets refused to sign a player. In 2021, they were drafted Kumar Roker He agreed to a $6 million bonus before opting out of his contract after being drafted 10th overall and worried about what he saw in his body. Of course, turning down a $6 million contract for a draft pick and a $315 million contract for an All-Star are two different things, and Cohen’s words are sure to come in some form.
It’s the latest twist in a tumultuous period on the open market for Correa. He was a top free agent after leaving the Astros last year, but after signing a long-term contract, he signed a three-year, $105.1 million contract with the Twins. After another strong season last season, earning $35.1 million, he was waived and hit the open market for a second time this winter. The long-term mega deal he was looking for finally seemed to come to fruition when it was reported that the Giants had agreed to a 13-year, $350 million deal. The deal fell through, but Correa was able to sign a $300 million contract with the Mets. Although a deal with New York remains a possibility, it is now in doubt.