The MLB community was shocked Wednesday morning when shortstop Carlos Correa signed a 12-year, $315 million deal with the New York Mets after first agreeing to a 13-year, $350 million deal with the San Francisco Giants. I woke up to
Farhan Zaidi, the Giants’ president of baseball operations, has spoken out about what happened between the team and Correa that led to the shock move, saying the shortstop’s physical “disagreement” was the problem. Correa was acquitted by doctors, but the Giants didn’t like what they saw in the report.
The problem they didn’t like was reportedly an ankle injury that required surgery to repair Correa’s right fibula and ligaments, which Correa fractured in the Houston Astros’ farm system in 2014, according to NBC Sports Bay Area. .
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Correa has dealt with back problems before and was the first to think about why medical personnel could put a contract on hold, but it didn’t.
San Francisco was hours away from a press conference announcing a deal with Correa. However, news broke that the two sides had that disagreement over his medical care, and the press conference was canceled.
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Mets owner Steve Cohen hasn’t hesitated to put his money to the test this offseason, having already landed pitcher Justin Verlander, Japanese star Koudai Senga, and more, but brought Correa to Queens. I rushed to come.
The New York Post reported early Wednesday that Correa was indeed headed for the Mets, with the 2021 American League Platinum Glove winner moved to third base and Francisco Lindor already at shortstop. .
According to SNY, the Mets spoke with Correa’s agent Scott Boras about Correa before agreeing to a deal with the Giants, but the deal progressed very quickly late Tuesday night.
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“As Scott Boras publicly stated, disclosing confidential medical information is prohibited, but there was disagreement about the results of Carlos’ physical examination. We wish Carlos all the best.” Zaidi said in a statement.
The Giants are now facing two massive prospect deal losses. Slugger Aaron Judge also came close to playing for his hometown team before returning to the New York Yankees and being named the 16th franchise captain in the process.
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Meanwhile, the Mets have spent more than $790 million in labor costs this offseason, including an $86.6 million deal with Verlander for the next two seasons. Before pitcher Edwin Diaz got a chance to talk to other teams, he signed a five-year, $102 million deal. Outfielder Brandon Nimo returned in eight years and $162 million.