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Dodgers Offseason: Giants Deal with Carlos Correa Comes Undone as He Joins the Mets

Dodgers fans are sure to be excited about this one. The Giants’ deal with free agent Carlos Correa is no more. Jon Heyman of the New York Post reported late on Tuesday night that Correa would instead be joining the Mets.

The Dodgers were rumored to be exploring signing Correa earlier this offseason but those whispers never seemed all that serious. However, people within the industry knew just how much Mets owner Steve Cohen wanted Correa. Or, really, wanted to make one more big splash.

Instead, Steve goes huge.

Earlier on Tuesday, reports emerged of a hang up involving Correa’s physical. The Giants had to scrap a planned press conference as things went south with the deal. And, apparently, while things were going south, Cohen and Scott Boras got to talking.

Correa ultimately loses one year and $35 million on his new contract with New York. Additionally, he’ll have to slide over and play third base with All-Star Francisco Lindor set to be the everyday shortstop for the next decade-plus.

Hats off to Steve Cohen and the Mets. Insincere condolences to the San Francisco Giants.

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Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor and manager of DodgersNation.com, and a host and analyst on DN's 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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14 Comments

  1. Russo must be laughing his [email protected]@ off.He had made it public that the Vagiants had just hamstringed themselves for 5 years in signing Correa. Now the Mets are much stronger. Padres, Mets, Phillies, Braves all have much better rosters than the Dodgers. The Should have been dynasty is over.

    1. And the Dodgers would get the last laff if their designs on landing Otani hold true!!
      Just saying…

    2. Actually I wished Mad Dog didn’t say anything to scare the Giants. I really wanted to see how intense this rivalry would have gotten. Now the Giants have the money off the board to compete with the Dodgers for the big one down the freeway.

  2. So true! I personally would have like Correa staying with the Giants…as Jim Hall stated…Corea won’t age well!

  3. So if CC moves to 3rd, does Escobar move to 2nd? And does McNeil become their DH?

  4. Giants got cold feet, made excuses from the medical report, and dropped Correa. If they were smarter they could have Swanson and Rodon both before they signed elsewhere for the same Correa money. Now they have none of them. So Dodger fans don’t fret, Giants fans are in mourning of not getting Judge and everybody else.

  5. In some ways, he’s hosed the Giants so hard that I almost wanna root for him. Imagine what they could have been doing with their roster the past 7 days had they not been operating under the delusion they had signed Correa. Oh well, lay down with the dogs, wake up with the fleas. To hell with him and the Giants.

  6. This is good because it means the Giants won’t challenge the Dodgers and the Padres for the foreseeable future. But it doesn’t change the fact that – as of Dec. 21, 2022 – the Dodgers have taken a step backward. Is it a 22 game step? I guess we’ll see in a few months.

  7. Dodgers still have better pitching than both giants and padres and 80% of the game is pitching so yes dodgers still will. win the division keep owners happy

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