Where will Carlos Correa end up? It’s the most pressing lingering question of the MLB season. That’s particularly amazing, given that Correa has agreed to deals with both the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets. While the Giants seem to be out on Correa, the Mets seem to still be interested. And while the Minnesota Twins have reportedly re-entered the Correa sweepstakes, Carlos Baerga, a three-time All-Star who played with the Mets from 1996-1998, believes that Correa will still end up with the Mets.
“Carlos Correa and the Mets are rumored to be agreeing to some terms,” Baerga said in an Instagram post, (translated from Spanish). “Contract revisions pending MLBPA approval, unsure of new terms. Wouldn’t expect official news until tomorrow afternoon, but Mets fans can start breathing again.”
Three-time MLB All-Star Carlos Baerga says in a translated Instagram post (link below) that "Carlos Correa and the Mets are rumored to be agreeing on some terms."https://t.co/WhQ7YsfP8W pic.twitter.com/o0dWsPcnhk
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Correa’s reported deals with the Giants and Mets had average annual values of $26.9 and $26.25 million, respectively. Whatever deal he ends up officially signing will likely fall somewhere in that neighborhood. In fact, it wouldn’t be completely shocking if the AAV was higher. The biggest concern with Correa is his durability. That’s been an issue throughout his 20s, so it’s something teams will be especially concerned with when signing him to deals that won’t expire until he’s 40 or older.
So, while the money that Correa ends up getting will of course be noteworthy, the years of the deal will be just as telling.
[Carlos Baerga on Instagram]