Two down, two to go.
Last night, the San Diego Padres signed Bogaerts to an 11-year, $280 million contract.
The Boston Red Sox now find themselves among several MLB teams in need of a shortstop.
Correa is the top remaining shortstop, and on Twitter, Bob Nightengale of USA Today made a prediction for the amount of money that Correa will earn in his next deal.
Agent Scott Boras represents both players, and certainly Correa will be topping $300 million if not much, much more. https://t.co/IfxbK3EuRd
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 8, 2022
What Correa Could Earn In Free Agency
Bogaerts was obviously not far off from $300 million.
Turner earned $300 million himself when he signed an 11-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies.
But with Scott Boras as Correa’s agent, there’s a good chance that the 28-year-old will earn well north of that in his next contract.
The 2017 World Series champion signed a three-year, $105.3 million deal with the Minnesota Twins that included an opt-out clause after each of the first two seasons.
Correa obviously opted out after year one in hopes of earning a larger deal, which he is almost certain to get this offseason.
The Red Sox, after losing Bogaerts, could be a team that targets the former Rookie of the Year and two-time All-Star.
Correa hit for a .291 average and popped 22 home runs during the regular season, posting an OPS of .833.
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