Sometimes, not knowing the details about a specific situation can lead people to form different scenarios in their heads.
Most of them would be wrong: the absence of verified information can be detrimental on many levels.
The star infielder went from earning $350 million under the terms of his deal with the San Francisco Giants to $315 million with the New York Mets to $200 million with the Twins.
Sure, he has a chance to make it a ten-year, $270 million deal, but $200 million is fully guaranteed.
All because an old ankle/foot injury that concerned several doctors at the MLB level.
One would think that the player complained about pain in the area at some point, but according to his own statement, that is not the case.
“‘It was shocking to me because since I had this surgery, I’ve never missed a game [for my ankle]. I’ve never gotten treatment in my ankle. My ankle has never hurt.’ -Carlos Correa,” MLB analyst Danny Vietti tweeted with Correa’s quotes.
"It was shocking to me because since I had this surgery, I've never missed a game [for my ankle]. I've never gotten treatment in my ankle. My ankle has never hurt."
-Carlos Correa pic.twitter.com/Zv52s7HANH
— Danny Vietti (@DannyVietti) January 12, 2023
If he is saying the truth, he is surely very angry because those “concerns” cost him serious money.
There will be no way to know if the ankle is a concern until he plays out his contract and we know if he missed games because of it; perhaps six or eight years from now.
Maybe even the full ten.
In any case, the Twins took advantage of a market opportunity and secured a top-tier shortstop at a discount price.