Mets go in overnight and kidnap Carlos Correa for $315 million

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  • The Mets jump in overnight and kidnap Carlos Correa for $315 million

    Baseball player Carlos Javier Correa. 

In an unexpected turn of events, Carlos Correa agreed to join him. The New York Mets signed with the New York Mets hours after his pending deal with the San Francisco Giants fell through, according to media reports.

The New York Post, citing sources, announcing the decision. Nimas, was the first to report Wednesday morning that the prized free agent has agreed to a new contract. a contract of $315 million for 12 years He left with the Mets, subject to a medical evaluation, which became in trouble for the Giants. .

ESPN also reported the news. He stated the terms of Correa's deal with New York, citing an anonymous source.

“We need one more thing, and that's it,” Mets owner Steve Cohen told The Post from Hawaii. “This puts us on top.”

Cohen and Correa's agent, Scott Boras, brokered the deal together in Hawaii, according to The Post.

Correa, an All-Star shortstop, would play third base for the Mets. star-studded, with friend Francisco Lindor at shortstop.

“This really makes a big difference,”, Cohen told The Post. that our pitching was in good shape. We needed one more hitter.”

The Giants postponed a news conference Tuesday to introduce Correa after a medical issue arose during his physical, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Giants had not publicly announced any details about Correa's 13-year, $350 million contract, including that Tuesday's availability was up. scheduled to present it.

One person confirmed this. He said that the conference on Tuesday to welcome Correa was suspended because of it. because the parties were waiting for the test results. A second person said that it was detected. He revealed a medical problem during Correa's physical.

Boras said there was a “difference of opinion” about the medical evaluation of Correa with the Giants, informed the reporter. The Post.

Correa and the Giants agreed to the massive deal on Dec. 13, subject to a successful physical, according to one of the people. Correa has been placed on the disabled list seven times during his eight-year career.

Media availability had been scheduled for 11 a.m. ET. m. PST at Oracle Park, but the tour was cancelled. about three hours before it took place. The Giants did not provide an explanation as to why.

It was unclear if the parties had discussed renegotiating Correa's deal.

New York was in talks with Correa and was still pursuing him just before he agreed to sign with the Giants. , reported The Post.

“We picked up where we were before and it worked,” Cohen told the paper.

New York won. He played 101 regular-season games last season, the second-most in franchise history, and lost two games. against San Diego in the wild-card round of the playoffs.

Correa, the 2015 AL Rookie of the Year, has a career .279 batting average with 155 home runs and 553 RBIs in eight major league seasons. He has also had a stellar postseason performance with 18 home runs and 59 RBIs in 79 games.

About the only knock on Correa's resume is durability. He has played at least 150 games in a season just once because of various injuries.

Correa was a free agent a year ago after leaving the Houston Astros and arrived & oacute; He agreed to a $105.3 million deal with the Minnesota Twins. That deal gave the two-time All-Star the right to opt out after one year and $35.1 million to return to the market.

Correa, 28, rescinded the contract. He got his contract and went back to work. The free-agent market was released.

Correa's guarantee from the Giants would have been the fourth-largest in baseball history. Mike Trout signed a $426.5 million, 12-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels,Mookie Betts has a 12-year, $365 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Aaron Judge will receive a $365 million contract. $360 million over nine years to stay with the New York Yankees. in a deal announced Tuesday.

Correa hit 1-2-2. .291 with 22 home runs and 64 RBIs in his only season with Minnesota. He was selected by Houston with the first overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft, and played & oacute; He played a key role in the Astros' rise from the bottom of the AL West to the franchise's first World Series title in 2017.

The Astros' championship was tainted by a sign-stealing scheme, and Correa has been booed in some cities ever since the claim emerged. the scandal.

Three-time All-Star Brandon Crawford has been the Giants' shortstop since 2011. 36 years old the next month, he plummeted. to a .231 average with nine home runs and 52 RBIs last season while dealing with injuries, down from a .298 average with 24 home runs and 90 RBIs in 2021.

Crawford has a salary $16 million in 2023, then he can become a free agent. He has dealt with injuries the past few seasons and might consider retiring at the end of his contract, so the Giants were looking for a shortstop of the future.

The Giants went 81-81 on the season. last year, a year after winning a franchise-record 107 games and the NL West.

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