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.
Scott Boras told @Ken_Rosenthal the Giants requested more time to review Carlos Correa's medical history.
"We gave them a time frame to execute it,” Boras said. “They advised us they still had questions."
Now, Correa is headed to the Mets.https://t.co/4kGCJEQ2gV pic.twitter.com/M1KGTILR1D
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) December 21, 2022
“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.
Among the details from Verducci here: Correa had *already gotten dressed for the press conference* yesterday when he learned it wasn't happening! https://t.co/Arz7M1kYC0
— Emma Baccellieri (@emmabaccellieri) December 21, 2022
What a wild turn of events.