A major update was revealed on the Carlos Correa saga Thursday.
The two sides reportedly have had ongoing discussions. SNY’s Andy Martino reported that the camp of Carlos Correa, the highly-prized All-Star shortstop, and the Mets have been in discussion, primarily through lawyers. Martino tweeted, “There have been lots of ongoing discussions between Mets and Carlos Correa’s camp about Correa’s contract language, a lot of it between lawyers. Situation remains quiet in public, but sides working towards a resolution.”
There have been lots of ongoing discussions between Mets and Carlos Correa's camp about Correa's contract language, a lot of it between lawyers. Situation remains quiet in public, but sides working toward a resolution.
— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) January 5, 2023
Last month, New York and Carlos Correa struck a deal on a long-term contract. That came after the San Francisco Giants decided to balk on Correa after they were scared off due to a knee injury he sustained years ago. Similar issues surfaced for the Mets, and have since caused this ongoing impasse.
On New Year’s Day, it was reported that the Giants likely wouldn’t go back in on him. General Manager Farhan Zaidi said it was “unlikely” the team circled back to Correa. So, if the prized shortstop is going anywhere, it’s probably going to be to the Mets. That assumes they get the deal done the way they hope to.
But, Thursday’s development indicates that there is at least a discussion going on between the two parties. Similarly, Rafael Devers and the Red Sox had a dialogue after the two sides avoided arbitration. That turned out well for Devers, as the Red Sox signed him to a long-term extension. So for Correa’s sake, this situation unfolds in a similar way.