AP Photo/Carlos Osorio
For the third time this winter, Carlos Correa has agreed to a massive contract.
This time it’s the Minnesota Twins coming through with a six-year, $200 million deal that includes a vesting option that could take the total value up to $270 million, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
The deal, much like Correa’s previous agreements with the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets, is pending a physical.
Correa’s offseason journey began with an agreement on a 13-year, $350 million deal with the Giants. The finalization of that contract hit a snag over concerns with the shortstop’s physical, which led to him agreeing to a 12-year, $315 million contract with the Mets…which led to that deal hitting a snag, once again over the physical.
As you could expect, social media had a field day with the latest development.
Evan Daniel @itsmrevandaniel
Carlos Correa in free agency. pic.twitter.com/0LELKSLA8X
Josiah Johnson @KingJosiah54
How MLB teams passing around Carlos Correa pic.twitter.com/8faUZgnMDg
Shooter McGavin @ShooterMcGavin_
Carlos Correa’s tenure with the Giants and Mets. pic.twitter.com/5cKZpyxLYq
Patrick Monahan @pattymo
Carlos Correa loves finalizing the terms of a deal. Guy can’t get enough of it
Pete Blackburn @PeteBlackburn
Carlos Correa at his physical pic.twitter.com/eSgVbgzFMg
Howie Rose @HowieRose
Once again, I have no idea how the Carlos Correa saga will play out, but I think Pete Davidson is on his third girlfriend since it started.
Mike Beauvais @MikeBeauvais
Carlos Correa showing up to Minnesota Twins spring training. pic.twitter.com/Ro66oxGOt3
Shea Station @shea_station
Remembering Carlos Correa’s tenure with the Mets pic.twitter.com/OwPZoCrc2m
Of the three deals, this one seems likeliest to stick. Correa signed with the Twins last offseason, which means their doctors already have a good understanding of his medical history.
If Minnesota had any real concern about Correa’s long-term health, it’s unlikely the small-market club would be willing to offer the richest contract in club history. The six-year term also greatly limits the Twins’ exposure in comparison to the Giants and Mets deals, which were doubled in length.
Will any of these factors stop the widespread mockery of this situation? Absolutely not.
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