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Dodgers Offseason: What’s The Latest with the Carlos Correa Saga?

Despite agreeing to massive long-term contracts with two different teams this offseason, superstar shortstop Carlos Correa remains a free agent. He agreed to a 13-year, $350 million contract with the Giants, but concerns over his physical gave San Francisco second thoughts, and he jumped quickly to the Mets, who gave him a 12-year, $315 million deal.

Of course, the deal with the Mets was contingent on a physical, too, and New York had the same concerns as the Giants.



According to MLB.com, Correa and the Mets are still trying to get a deal done.

According to Puma [Mike Puma of the New York Post], the shortstop remains committed for now to trying to finalize his deal with the Mets. But at least three other teams have been in touch with Correa to express interest in case the deal falls through.

A source told MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo that the Mets and Correa’s representatives are “working through the situation,” although it’s unclear when a resolution will be reached. New York Post’s Mike Puma reports that neither side would say whether talks have resumed after a presumed break during the holiday weekend.

Pat Ragazzo of Sports Illustrated’s Inside the Mets says both sides want the deal to get done, but the confidence level is barely over 50-50.

From a source, who is familiar with the Mets’ thinking, this person gives the Mets and Correa a 51-49 chance of striking a deal. In the same token, they are leaning towards the side of a deal getting done.

“Both sides want it and need it to happen….especially Correa,” said the source. “It’s gonna get done.”

If the concerns with the physical are strong enough, there’s a chance Correa could abandon his hopes of a long-term deal and look for something shorter with a higher average annual value. If that were to happen, the Dodgers could jump into the bidding and try to get something done. We don’t know if L.A. is one of the “at least three teams,” but they still have an opening at shortstop.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the Correa situation, it’s that things can change at the drop of a hat. And then they can change again at the drop of another hat. How many more hats will drop this offseason? Only time will tell.

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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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4 Comments

  1. When I first saw the Giants deal fall through and the Mets pounce, I thought, LOLMets is dead, here comes LOLGiants. Then the Mets started having cold feet as well, so maybe LOLMets is not quite dead after all. But what’s for sure is that Correa should now be regarded as damaged goods. It’s not a question of trash can banging, nor a question of CBT space. It’s that he failed two physicals with two different teams. Why would you want to sign a player to a long term deal when there are so many question marks about his availability?

  2. If management cares anything for us true Dodgers fans, they will never let this happen!

    1. I don’t think they really care. In the end it’s all about business. The fans will still be there to spend money. I still have hope they don’t sign the bastard.

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