At long last, it appears that the Carlos Correa situation has been resolved.
But it didn’t work out in favor of the New York Mets.
The Mets had briefly stolen Correa away from the San Francisco Giants after an issue popped up with his physical.
However, the same issue took place with the Mets.
Still, the two sides were determined to work something out.
However, in the end, the Mets could not close the deal with the star shortstop.
On MLB Network’s “High Heat” with Christopher Russo, Jon Heyman stopped by to discuss what all went wrong for the Mets in negotiations with Correa, revealing that he was told the Mets wanted the two-time All-Star to have a physical every year of the contract.
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If what Heyman is saying is true, then there’s a clear reason why the deal with Correa and the Mets fell apart.
Heyman revealed that two doctors with the Mets had flagged a right ankle injury from 2014 as an issue when reviewing the 28-year-old’s medicals.
And so, the deal is off and Correa is set to head back to Minnesota Twins for six years and $200 million, with a vesting option that could take the deal up to $270 million.
The Twins are also going to be paying Correa roughly $42 million more in six years than the Mets would have paid him in the first six years of what was originally a 12-year deal.
Today is certainly a rough day for Mets fans, and it’s pretty obvious as to why.