Carlos Correa has certainly had a whirlwind of an offseason this winter.
The star shortstop has agreed to three separate free agent deals, one with the San Francisco Giants, one with the New York Mets, and one with the Minnesota Twins.
The first two fell through as a result of an ankle issue that popped up in his physical.
The Twins deal is official though, as Correa passed his third physical.
And so, in just 28 days, the two-time All-Star made some very unique history.
As Bob Nightengale pointed out on Twitter, Correa agreed to $865 million and 31 years of contracts in that brief 28-day span.
Minnesota #Twins shortstop Carlos Correa wound up setting a record that should never be broken:
He agreed to $865 million and 29 years of contracts in 28 days this winter.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 11, 2023
Nightengale has it wrong in his tweet, having stated that Correa agreed to 29 years worth of contracts.
Still, this is unprecedented history that was made by Correa.
It’s not every offseason that you’ll see a star agree to three separate free agent deals.
But the unexpected happened this winter.
Fortunately for Correa, it’s all over now.
He’s secured his place with the Twins and will be in Minnesota for at least the next six years.
It certainly has been a crazy winter, and it’s hard to believe Correa actually broke this record.
In the end though, only one deal could become official.
With Correa off the board, all of the big-name free agents have been signed, with a few solid options still out on the open market.
The 28-year-old was out there for much longer than expected and ultimately made some very unique history as a result of it.