Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa was the center of one of the most controversial free agent sagas in recent memory.
He agreed to a $350 million contract with the San Francisco Giants, who later found some concerns regarding his surgically-repaired right ankle and decided not to proceed.
The same happened with the New York Mets, who nixed a $315 million agreement because of the same reason.
The Twins came calling with a $200 million offer over six years, plus the chance to earn an extra $70 million over four seasons after that.
He took it, but it’s crazy to think about how much money he lost over the famous ankle.
MLB insider Jon Heyman referred to the situation once again this week.
In his column at the New York Post, he wrote that “one doctor suggested Correa has the worst ankle he’s seen.”
Fantasy analyst Chris Towers offered his take on the saga.
“I’m not necessarily saying this is untrue, but it’s weird that Correa has not missed time with an ankle injury since 2016 in light of it,” he tweeted.
I'm not necessarily saying this is untrue, but it's weird that Correa has not missed time with an ankle injury since 2016 in light of it. https://t.co/zJaLS3phRZ
— Chris Towers Is Getting Ready For Baseball Season (@CTowersCBS) February 3, 2023
Everybody seems to be worried about Correa’s ankle when he underwent surgery several years ago and hasn’t even complained about pain since then.
It’s definitely strange, or weird, that all these issues came to surface at the moment he signed.
He lost about $150 million over the ankle concerns, and while he was still able to score a nice contract, the weeks of rumors and the latent possibility of every free agent agreement he came to collapsing must not have been nice.NEXT: Twins Fan Poses An Interesting Free Agency Question