The Carlos Correa saga is finally over.
Like the San Francisco Giants, the New York Mets were unable to close the deal with the star shortstop and ultimately watched as the Minnesota Twins swooped in at the last second and brought him home.
The deal is for six guaranteed years and $200 million.
Mets fans are understandably frustrated with the situation and wish that something could have been worked out.
Unfortunately, they will not be granted that wish.
But the Mets themselves appear to be taking the high road.
On Twitter, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand posted a statement made by owner Steve Cohen, who wished Correa the best after the deal collapsed.
The Mets issued the following statement re: Carlos Correa:
“We were unable to reach an agreement. We wish Carlos all the best.”
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) January 11, 2023
The Mets are still in pretty good shape entering the 2023 season.
They managed to sign starters Justin Verlander, Jose Quintana, and Kodai Senga to beef up the rotation after the loss of Jacob deGrom.
They added relievers David Robertson and Adam Ottavino to bolster the bullpen.
They also retained outfielder Brandon Nimmo and brought in catcher Omar Narvaez.
Needless to say, the offseason has still gone quite well for the Mets, as they look to be the favorites to win the World Series entering 2023.
The 2022 season was mostly a success.
The Mets won 101 games and secured their first postseason berth since 2016.
They were unfortunately eliminated by the San Diego Padres in the first round of the postseason.
Now, fans are left with another bad taste in their mouths.
But the Mets have at least taken the high road and accepted the reality of the situation.