They did it for three years and $105.3 million.
However, since they included opt-out clauses after the first and second seasons, the shortstop used it and is now on the market again; this time looking for a true long-term home.
Last year Correa was seeking a long-term pact too, but external circumstances made it impossible for him to find a deal he liked and he ended up taking the Twins offer because it had a chance for him to re-enter the market this year.
Now that Correa had another strong season in Minnesota and there is no lockout (and more money available, too), he will most definitely sign a long contract of at least eight or nine years.
When he opted out of his deal, he basically said that he would love to return to Minnesota, but the team needed to step up with a strong offer.
That was his way of saying “I would be interested in coming back for the long haul but I won’t give away any discounts.”
#MNTwins are meeting on Carlos Correa tonight. He’s their clear top choice.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 6, 2022
The Twins Are Working Hard To Bring Him Back
Well, the Twins understood the message and are working hard to sign the talented infielder.
“#MNTwins are meeting on Carlos Correa tonight. He’s their clear top choice,” MLB insider Jon Heyman tweeted.
Correa was rock-solid for Minnesota in 2022, with a .291/.366/.467 line and 22 home runs in 136 games.
His defense was excellent as usual and he had an .834 OPS.
He is young, at 28 years old, and is looking to make at least $300 million.
We don’t know if he will earn that much, but one thing is certain: he will be a very, very rich man in a matter of weeks.