Late on Tuesday, the San Francisco Giants found a superstar to build around.
The team signed veteran shortstop and two-time All-Star Carlos Correa to a 13-year, $350 million contract.
The new deal makes him the highest-paid shortstop of all time.
The Giants had missed out on Aaron Judge, but had quickly shifted their focus to the shortstop market, where they found Correa.
Correa was a member of the Houston Astros 2017 World Series championship team and also appeared in the Fall Classic with the team in 2019 and 2021.
On Twitter, his close friend and former teammate Alex Bregman made sure to share a congratulatory message.
— Alex Bregman (@ABREG_1) December 14, 2022
Bregman Congratulates Correa
Bregman and Correa were key factors in the Astros’ run of success.
Bregman recently earned a second World Series ring with the Astros this past October.
But the two of them were obviously close friends during their time together in Houston and still retain a strong bond.
Correa certainly cashed in with his new deal.
The Astros lost Correa in free agency after the 2021 season, when he signed with the Minnesota Twins.
The 28-year-old opted out after the first year of his deal.
The Astros were lucky enough to have a replacement waiting in the wings.
Jeremy Pena took over shortstop duties after Correa’s departure and earned ALCS and World Series MVP honors.
Still, Correa and Bregman remain close friends, and Bregman was certainly happy to see his friend cash in on such a massive deal.
Correa now has a chance to help the Giants compete for a World Series title.