Carlos Correa (29), an all-star level infielder who has been a hot topic every day in the Major League Stove League this winter, is expected to eventually be embraced by the Minnesota Twins, his original team. It ambitiously aimed for a ‘big deal’ in the ultra-long term, but lost both face and practicality due to the cold market evaluation.
According to local media on the 11th (Korean time), Correa agreed to a six-year, $200 million contract with Minnesota. He is said to be able to play for another four years, receiving up to $70 million if he meets his options.
It is by no means a small contract. This is true even considering the fact that he is a shortstop with top-notch offense in the major leagues. Correa hit 0.291 with 22 homers and 64 RBIs in 136 games last season.
The problem was in the process of reaching this contract. Correa originally belonged to the Houston Astros and challenged the free agent (FA) market after finishing the 2021 season. He dreamed of an extra-large, long-term contract, but no team came up with a winning offer. So, the destination I chose was Minnesota. It was a relatively short-term contract for three years and $105.3 million, but even that included an opt-out clause. It was an expression of confidence that he would be evaluated by the market whenever he wanted.
In fact, Correa declared an opt-out immediately after successfully finishing last season. Minnesota offered 10 years and $285 million, but he turned it down. Afterwards, Correa’s ambition seemed to come true as he agreed to the longest contract in major league history at 13 years and $350 million with the San Francisco Giants.
From then on, things went awry. San Francisco canceled the schedule just before the joining press conference. It was because there was a point of concern in the physical condition as a result of the medical test. 스포츠토토
Then, just hours later, it was revealed that Correa had agreed to a 12-year, $315 million contract with the New York Mets. As the owner of Steve Cohen himself expressed his expectations, it seemed certain that it would happen. However, the Mets also expressed concerns about Correa’s injury history.
Correa, who is considered one of the representative glass bodies in the major leagues, has played with big and small injuries since debuting in the big leagues in 2015. The injured area ranged from the back to the legs. As a result, between 2017 and 2019, he played less than 100 games per year on average.
As a result, he signed a contract that reduced both the amount and duration than previously agreed with the San Francisco and Mets. It is even $15 million less than the offer Minnesota made at the beginning of the Stove League. A Puerto Rican national, he will compete in the World Baseball Classic (WBC), which will begin in March.