Carlos Correa, Mets reportedly conform to 12-year, $315M pact as Giants deal dissolves

Carlos Correa apparently is not headed to San Francisco in any case. 

Amid the Giants’ considerations relating to his bodily, the famous person shortstop has agreed to a brand new 12-year deal for $315 million with the New York Mets, per the New York Put up. The information got here down late Tuesday night, precisely one week after Correa and the Giants reached phrases on a 13-year, $350 million pact.

Correa’s introductory convention with the Giants was set for Tuesday however postponed, with a number of retailers reporting a medical concern had surfaced from his bodily. Whereas the precise concern has not been specified, the membership had considerations about Correa’s again earlier than and after putting a take care of him, per NBC Sports Bay Area.

The Giants and Correa’s camp then reportedly had a distinction of opinion over his medicals, opening the door for tremendous agent Scott Boras, whom Correa signed with earlier this yr, to barter a brand new contract with the Mets.

“We need one more thing, and this is it,” Cohen instructed The Put up. “This was important … This puts us over the top. This is a good team. I hope it’s a good team!”

With two-time Gold Glover Francisco Lindor entrenched at shortstop for the Mets, Correa will reportedly transfer to 3rd base. The 28-year-old Correa, a Gold Glover himself, has solely performed shortstop throughout his eight-year profession. The identical is true for the 29-year-old Lindor. Each gamers debuted within the majors in 2015 and completed first and second within the AL Rookie of the Yr race (Correa received the award). 

The 2 Puerto Rican natives are longtime pals and have beforehand teamed up within the World Baseball Basic. Now they will make up arguably the best left facet of an infield tandem in baseball. Including Correa additionally elevates a Mets lineup that already options Lindor, Pete Alonso and Brandon Nimmo into one of many sport’s finest.

For the Giants, it is a devastating growth after they’d lastly caught an enormous fish in free company following quite a few swings and misses over the previous decade. Correa was in line to be their franchise cornerstone for years to return. His $350 million deal was greater than twice as a lot as they’d ever dedicated in a earlier deal. Furthermore, the timing of this dissolution leaves them with out one other famous person to accumulate on the open market and few impression bats to even pursue for what reverts to a lackluster lineup.

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