$200 million over six years might not have been what he originally wanted, but teams were scared off by his ankle, and it’s still life-changing money.
However, despite the economics and financial aspects of his deal with the Twins, there is a special reason why Correa felt comfortable choosing their offer.
Growing up in Minnesota is a good thing for a kid.
Perhaps it’s not as flashy as New York, or as warm and fun as California, but Minnesota is quieter and peace is a good thing.
He’s gonna grow up Minnesota Nice pic.twitter.com/lkhH1FAFjA
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) January 12, 2023
“Kylo is going to grow up to be Minnesota nice,” Correa said during his introductory press conference this week.
He already knows what it’s like to live and play in Minnesota: last season, he signed a three-year, $105.3 million contract with the Twins.
However, since the deal contained opt out clauses after every year, he ended up exercising it and testing free agency.
Both the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets agreed to $300+ million contracts with Correa, and both backed out of their deals due to concerns with his foot/ankle.
The Twins, already familiar with his ankle issues, decided to take the risk and got a stellar player at a discount.
Now, after a long fall and winter, the Correas are going to settle in Minnesota, and Twins fans couldn’t be happier about that.