It has certainly been an eventful couple of weeks for star shortstop Carlos Correa.
The 28-year-old is returning to the Minnesota Twins on a six-year, $200 million contract with several vesting options that can increase the length and the amount of money Correa can ultimately earn.
The two-time All-Star passed his physical and the deal is done.
And so, at long last, the arduous saga that is Carlos Correa’s 2022-23 offseason has come to an end.
But it has been quite eventful.
On Twitter, one fan hilariously summed up Correa’s epic journey by making a joke about how well shortstops are being paid, listing each of the three deals Correa had agreed to in less than a month.
MLB is thriving, check out these last three deals for shortstops
Carlos Correa to SF — 13 years, $350m
Carlos Correa to NYM — 12 years, $315m
Carlos Correa to Min — 6 years, $200m
— Razzball (@Razzball) January 10, 2023
It started when the San Francisco Giants gave him a $13-year, $350 million contract.
The team panicked after reviewing his physical, which allowed the New York Mets to jump in and sign him to a 12-year, $315 million deal.
However, that deal also fell apart.
The Mets expressed the same concerns the Giants had over the star shortstop’s physical.
Now, Correa returns to the Twins after having previously opted out after year one of his three-year, $105.3 million deal.
That deal included two opt-out clauses.
Regardless of how it ended, the journey was quite eventful and was a hot topic all around the baseball world.
It’s not every offseason that you’re going to see a player sign three different free agent deals.
But as time goes on, we learn to expect the unexpected, and that’s certainly what we got with Correa this winter.