The possibility of the New York Mets withdrawing the free agent shortstop Carlos Correa (29) has emerged. Two weeks have passed since the contract was suspended due to a problem in the physical examination, but Mets and Correa are drifting apart as they cannot find an agreement.
The US New York media ‘SNY’ reported on the 7th (hereinafter Korean time) that the Mets are very disappointed in negotiations with Correa and are considering completely withdrawing their hands. He explained that negotiations are still underway and the possibility of a contract remains, but unlike before, the Mets team seriously questioned whether it was necessary to sign a contract, and the atmosphere was unusual.
On the 22nd of last month, 토토 the Mets agreed to a 12-year, $315 million contract with Correa. Correa, who had previously agreed to a 13-year, 350 million dollar (approximately 441 billion won) contract with the San Francisco Giants, but found a problem during a physical examination, immediately changed her destination to the Mets after receiving a love call from Mets owner Steve Cohen.
However, the Mets also found a problem with Correa’s right ankle during a physical exam and was put on the brakes. San Francisco was equally problematic. The two sides continued to negotiate for two weeks after the contract was suspended, but as they could not reach an agreement, Correa’s agent Scott Boras was also looking for another team.
It seems that there is a serious difference of opinion with Corea not easily backing down over the terms of the contract. Correa underwent surgery on his right ankle in the minor leagues in 2014. Correa’s position is that it is not a problem because she has never had an ankle injury in the eight years since her major league debut in 2015.
However, the position of the club with the risk of an ultra-long contract is different. They are asking for contract amendment as an option to arrange a safety device, but they are still running in parallel.
Correa’s agent, Boras, is preparing an alternative. According to the New York Post, Boras started contacting one or two teams other than the Mets, one of which was the Minnesota Twins, the original team he played last year. Whether it is to pressure the Mets or a serious contract discussion remains to be seen.
Correa, a right-handed shortstop from Puerto Rico, was a prospect who was selected first overall in the first round by the Houston Astros in the 2012 draft. After his big league debut in 2015, he recorded an OPS of .836 with 933 hits, 155 homers, and 553 RBIs in 888 games for a total of 8 seasons. He won the Rookie of the Year Award in 2015, won the All-Star twice (2017 and 2021) and also won the Gold Glove (2021) once. He is strong in big games as an offensive shortstop. He was the first World Series winning member of Houston in 2017, and played an active part in 79 postseason games with a batting average of .