In late December, around Christmas, the New York Mets and Carlos Correa had agreed to a $315 million contract.
Just days later, the team discovered an issue with his physical, just like the previous team that announced an agreement with Correa: the San Francisco Giants.
The deal has been halted since then and while both parties have been talking, there is still no resolution.
Since Correa still hasn’t signed anything, he is technically free to keep talking to other MLB teams.
As it turns out, he has decided to do just that: he doesn’t want to waste time.
“Carlos Correa’s camp is in contact with at least one other team for the first time in two weeks, per @JonHeyman,” Talkin’ Baseball tweeted.
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) January 6, 2023
It is believed that the team is the Minnesota Twins, who employed the player in the 2022 season.
Correa had a great season in Minnesota, with 4.4 Wins Above Replacement (WAR) and a solid .291/.366/.467 line.
His OPS was a stellar .834 and he knocked 22 balls out of the park.
The Twins had signed Correa to a three-year, $105.3 million deal before the start of the 2022 campaign.
However, since the pact included opt out clauses after every season, Correa exercised it and decided to test the market again.
What will happen with Correa and where will he play?
Will the Mets see the fact he is already talking with other clubs as motivation to close out a deal?
Or will the player end up back in Minneapolis?
With spring training just a few weeks away, a resolution should come in no time.