With Major League Baseball still at a standstill due to an owner-imposed lockout, top unsigned free agents like Carlos Correa and Freddie Freeman will have to wait to begin or continue negotiations on what will certainly be mega-deals.
Days after the lockout began, the MLB rumor mill started buzzing with speculation after MLB insider Jon Heyman mentioned the Dodgers as a team ‘you can’t rule out for Correa.’ With the free agency process at a halt, we are left to speculate on where some of the big-name free agents that LA has been linked to will ultimately sign.
The question with Correa is, will he consider signing a shorter-term, high AAV with opt outs, or will he sign a long-term deal worth north of $300 million-plus?
Well, we might have our answer.
MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal appeared on The Athletic’s Baseball Show Podcast and said that he feels that Correa will ultimately sign a 10-year deal and that it could exceed Corey Seager’s 10-year, $325 million deal with the Rangers.
“Well maybe Correa will sign for shorter because this has lingered and now, he’s going to be available, a lot of the bigger free agents have signed, it’s going to be a mad rush with all the free agents, but I don’t see that happening and I don’t see Carlos Correa having his price drop simply because there’s a lockout, simply because he did not sign before December 1. He remains what he was entering the offseason, the best available free agent on the market. Because of his age. Because of what he’s accomplished. All of that. I still think he’s getting 10 years; I still think he’s getting $300 million-plus and I believe he still might get over Corey Seager.”
WATCH: Correa Rumors
We discuss if Carlos Correa’s long-term contract demands would be a nonstarter for the Dodgers and if LA would ever seriously consider offering him a contract worth upwards of $325M+. Plus, is Correa worth his sky-high asking price and who is the Dodgers long-term solution at shortstop?
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