Carlos Correa

The MLB world absolutely floored Tuesday night when it was revealed that Carlos Correa was spurning a massive 13-year, $350 million deal from the San Francisco Giants to sign a 12-year, $315-million deal with the New York Mets.

As we soon learned, the Giants postponed their introduction of Correa after sharing concerns about a medical issue. Meanwhile, Correa’s agent, Scott Boras, amped up negotiations with the Mets, who had been interested in Correa throughout the offseason.

“Correa’s camp and the Giants had a difference of opinion on the medical, and agent Scott Boras worked out a deal with Steve Cohen.” Jon Heyman reported Tuesday night. “‘We needed one more thing. And this was it,’ Cohen said.”

More details on that negotiation, and how things broke down with the Giants, were revealed on Wednesday by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

“Look, I’ve given you a reasonable time. We need to forward on this,” Boras reportedly told the Giants. “Give me a time frame. If you’re not going to execute, I need to go talk with other teams.”

We gave them a time frame to execute it,” Boras added. “They advised us they still had questions.”

Clearly, the lesson here is that you do not want to drag your feet with a Scott Boras client. And that includes when things are getting down to the wire, as SI’s Tom Verducci noted that Correa was dressed and ready to go for his Tuesday press conference with the Giants before the deal broke down. By the end of the day, he was a member of the New York Mets.

What a wild turn of events.

[Jon Heyman, Tom Verducci]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to