AP Photo/Carlos Ossori Oh
For this winter, Carlos Correa has agreed a big contract for the third time. A one-year, $200 million deal that includes vesting rights that could bring the total value to as much as $270 million, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
This deal, like Correa’s previous agreements with the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets, is being Waiting for the actual transaction.
Correa’s offseason journey kicks off with 13-year, $350 million deal with Giants . The finalization of that contract hit a snag due to concerns about the shortstop’s physicality, which led to him agreeing to a 12-year, $315 million deal with the Mets… which led to the deal being hit again physically obstacle.
As you might expect, social media has seen a new development.
Evan Daniel @itsmrevandaniel
Carlos Correa is a free agent. pic.twitter.com/0LELKSLA8X
Josiah Johnson @KingJosiah54
How MLB teams got around Carlos Correa pic.twitter.com/8faUZgnMDg
Shooter McGavin @ShooterMcGavin_
Carlos Correa on the Giants and Mets tenure. pic.twitter.com/5cKZpyxLYq
Carlos Correa likes to hammer out the terms of deals. This guy is fed up with
Pete Blackburn @ Pete Blackburn
Carlos Correa on his body pic.twitter.com/eSgVbgzFMg
Howie Rose @HowieRose
Again, I don’t know Carlos How the Correa saga will go, but I think Pete Davidson was on his third girlfriend from the start.
Carlos Correa showed up for the Minnesota Twins’ spring training. pic.twitter.com/Ro66oxGOt3
Remembering Carlos Correa’s tenure with the Mets pic.twitter.com/OwPZoCrc2m
Of the three transactions, the One stroke seems most likely to stick. Correa signed with the Twins this past offseason, which means their doctors already have a good idea of his medical history.
If Minnesota has any real concerns about Correa’s long-term health, it’s unlikely the small-market club will be willing to offer Most lucrative contract in history. The six-year tenure also significantly limits the Twins’ exposure compared to the Giants and Mets trade, which doubled down on the deal.
Would any of these factors prevent widespread ridicule of the situation? Absolutely not.