Report: Correa-Twins talks ‘accelerating’ with Mets deal on hold originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
The Carlos Correa free agent saga has taken another twist, with The Athletic’s Dan Hayes and Ken Rosenthal reporting Monday night, citing team sources, that the Minnesota Twins are back in contention to sign the stoppage. -short superstar.
Nearly a month after Correa initially agreed to a 13-year, $350 million contract with the Giants and nearly three weeks after subsequently agreeing to a 12-year, $315 million contract with the New York Mets, Talks of a reunion with the Twins “started to pick up speed,” Hayes and Rosenthal reported, citing two team sources and an MLB source.
Hayes and Rosenthal also reported that the Mets had not yet been excluded from negotiations.
After spending the first seven seasons of his MLB career with the Houston Astros, Correa signed a three-year, $105.3 million contract with the Twins last offseason. The deal included opt-out options after each season, which the former No. 1 draft pick exercised after the 2022 season.
When Correa reportedly accepted the blockbuster contract with the Giants, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reported that the Twins had the second-highest offer at $285 million over 10 years.
It’s unclear what type of deal Correa’s agent Scott Boras is discussing with the Twins.
Heyman reported on January 5 that Correa’s representatives had opened negotiations with other teams.
Correa’s reported deals with the Giants and Mets fell apart due to medical reports of his surgically repaired right ankle, which he originally injured in 2014.
The deal with the Giants was so close to becoming official that the team had a press conference scheduled at Oracle Park and Correa was already in the Bay Area looking at homes with his family. But three hours before the press conference, San Francisco sent out a press release postponing the event. At the end of the night, Mets owner Steve Cohen stepped in and agreed to a deal for Correa.
Since then, the Mets and Boras have been unable to close the deal.
Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi spoke to reporters on Dec. 30, 2022, and it didn’t look like San Francisco would be able to resume negotiations from Correa.
“Our understanding, and it’s been reported elsewhere, is that they’re focused on getting a deal elsewhere at this stage,” Zaidi said. “I think the chances of a deal with us at this stage are quite unlikely based on where they stand.”
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