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Carlos Correa Rumors: Shortstop Has Multiple Offers on the Table from Twins

The Twins signed Carlos Correa last offseason, giving him a three-year deal with an opt-out after the first year after the enigmatic shortstop’s market didn’t develop the way he had hoped. Correa opted out and is a free agent again, but that doesn’t necessarily mean his time in Minnesota is done.

According to the “Chin Music” podcast hosted by Twins broadcaster Roy Smalley and Star-Tribune journalists LaVelle E. Neal III and Jim Souhan, Minnesota has made multiple offers to Correa this month.



“They’re offering him different deals to see what he would like,” Neal said. “There’s like 10 years at a certain [average annual value], I think eight years at another certain AAV and then a six-year deal, which of course that would have the highest AAV, which would be over $30 million a year.”

Correa just turned 28 in September, so he’s young enough that he could consider a six-year deal knowing he’d hit free agency again at age 34 with another chance to cash in. It’s interesting that Neal only mentions the six-year deal having an AAV over $30 million; in the past year, Corey Seager got a 10-year, $325 million contract from the Rangers and Francisco Lindor signed a 10-year, $341 million extension with the Mets, both right around the age Correa is now.

Are the Twins’ offers a sign of a softer market than what existed last year? Or are they just a sign that the Twins have budgetary limitations?

Notably, the Dodgers continue to be linked to the free-agent shortstop since they have an opening at the position. MLB insider Jon Heyman says Los Angeles is in the mix on Correa but notes that the front office does have concerns over his involvement in the 2017 sign-stealing scandal with the Houston Astros. The reports and rumors seemingly put the Dodgers nearly out of the running on Correa.

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. He's been blogging about baseball and the Dodgers 2004 and doing it professionally since 2015. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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  1. Dodgers are not signing a Boras client to a brief duration at under 35 mill. Cross off Xander and Correa.

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