He compared his situation with the Twins with a person who wants something from the mall just going to the store, paying for it, and getting it.
Of course, he would be the product in this case, and the Twins would be the person who wants that product.
What Correa says is that, basically, the Twins have to approach him and let them know their desire to retain him.
“What would you offer Carlos Correa to come to your team?,” MLB Network tweeted, with some of his stats.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) September 30, 2022
The shortstop has been excellent with the glove as usual, but has also had a great season with the stick.
As of Friday afternoon, the infielder is slashing a cool .286/.363/.461 with 21 home runs, 69 runs, 61 RBI, and 4.3 Wins Above Replacement, or WAR.
The Ball Is Really In Correa’s Court
Correa, of course, has to defend his own interests as a potential free agent.
The thing is, however, that the ball is really in his court.
After the lockout, the highly-coveted Correa signed a three-year, $105.3 million deal.
However, the pact has an opt-out clause after each year.
That’s why Correa should make the next move: if he doesn’t opt out of his contract, the Twins will just assume he wants to continue playing in the city and will plan around him.
However, if he decides to leave, he must exercise his opt-out.
Perhaps he is implying that he could become a free agent and would like the Twins to get involved in the bidding: if he feels he can get a longer commitment, he could pursue entering the market.