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Dodgers Offseason: Giants Break the Internet, Sign Carlos Correa to Monster Deal

Mercifully, the Carlos Correa free agency saga is reportedly over. The Dodgers will not be signing the All-Star shortstop, to the excitement of many. The bad news is that the San Francisco Giants reportedly will be.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan broke the news just a few minutes before 9 PM on the west coast.



Correa’s bet on himself last offseason paid off and he firmly secured the bag this offseason. Passan reports that the shortstop and the Giants are in agreement on a 13-year deal worth $350 million. While the total amount surpasses what former Dodgers star Corey Seager got last winter ($325 million), the 13 years means that Correa will not be the highest paid shortstop in baseball.

Where this deal affects the Dodgers in the immediate is that another prime free agent target is off the board. It’s no secret that LA has been exploring the shortstop market this winter and looking to replace Trea Turner who inked an 11 year deal with the Phillies last week.

Where this deal affects the Dodgers and Dodger fans in the long run is that Carlos Correa will be facing the boys in blue 13 times a year — including on April 10th, 2023 for the first time in San Francisco — wearing another orange uniform.

If the Dodgers do plan on signing a shortstop via free agency, there is one more All-Star-caliber player left on the market. Former Brave Dansby Swanson has been linked to LA, among other spots. And the Minnesota Twins who lost out on retaining Correa could soon be joining the sweepstakes on the lone remaining above-average shortstop.

13 years and $350 million… the Dodgers were NEVER doing anything close to that.

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Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream. He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future. He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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12 Comments

  1. LET THE GAMES BEGIN !!! Rivalry series—Giants. Revenge series—Padres. Are the Dodgers ready? Really don’t know yet…. Good grief. Wild card now is a long shot.

    1. Ya want an answer to the question of are the Dodgers ready? At the moment…NO. And I can say no in very strong terms.

  2. For ONCE I would like to say Thanks to the Gnats. This gives US, loyal fans, even more of a reason to boo you.

  3. Thirteen years is nuts ?! This does nothing to turn around the downward spiral of this franchise! One over paid player doesn’t make a powerful team!

    1. Remember that when the Dodgers pursue Ohtani or Soto this year or next. They will come up short and continue the decay cycle.

  4. This is about $27 million /yr AAV. Shortstop at age 42? He can probably switch to 1st base around age 38. He can hit, he does not have to play shortstop forever. There will be years they pay him for declining performance, but maybe not until many years from now. But this trend of contracts for shortstops over 10 years taking them up to late 30s and early 40s does not make sense.

    1. We’re complaining but in fact, we are all just jealous of all the teams spending for star players that bump us down to a third wildcard spot…hopefully. New York fans are absolutely ecstatic. Wish we were….

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