The curious case of Carlos Correa’s free agency lingers on. The Giants agreed to sign the shortstop but hesitated after his physical got them rethinking a 13 year, $350 million pact. Steve Cohen and the Mets swooped in and worked out a 12-year, $315 million deal less than one day after Correa was supposed to be introduced in San Francisco and now another 10 days have passed and still no deal has been announced.
Things appear to have hit a standstill with the Mets and Correa while they attempt to rework the deal to protect against an issue with the shortstop’s ankle. And now it seems like the Giants are trying to get back into the picture.
Giants reporter Alex Pavlovic tweeted on Friday night that SF had attempted to re-engage with Correa and his agent Scott Boras. However, reading between the lines, things may have soured a bit with Correa and the bay area.
Farhan Zaidi said Giants have had recent conversations with Carlos Correa’s camp but their understanding is he’s focused on a deal elsewhere.
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) December 30, 2022
Zaidi’s full quote was…
“We’ve had some conversations since then, but our understanding is they’re focused on a deal elsewhere at this point. So I think the chances of a deal with us at this point are pretty unlikely based on their position.”
The longer this lingers on, the more it feels like the Dodgers could somehow emerge as potential contenders in signing the two-time All-Star on a short-term, high-dollar deal. However, reports have said that the front office is concerned with the public fallout from the fanbase with signing a player as polarizing as Carlos Correa.
Still, it feels much more likely that the Mets do end up being the destination for the 28-year-old. Steve Cohen wants him and money is meaningless to the big-spending owner.
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