The last remaining high-profile shortstop on the market is Dansby Swanson.
The Twins had signed Correa to a three-year, $105.3 million contract prior to the start of the 2022 season.
That deal included opt-out clauses after years one and two.
Obviously, Correa exercised his opt-out clause and became a free agent once again.
According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the Twins made a valiant effort to try and keep Correa around, but ultimately fell short in their pursuit of the star shortstop.
Heyman reports that Minnesota had offered Correa 10 years and $285 million.
Twins made a decent try for Correa, offering close to $285M fir 10 years. Twins will consider Dansby Swanson now.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 14, 2022
Twins Tried To Keep Correa
The Twins tried to keep their star shortstop around, but ended up falling short, as they could not compete with the $350 million that the Giants offered him.
Heyman notes that with Correa gone, the Twins will make an effort to sign Swanson to fill the hole left by Correa’s departure.
The 28-year-old hit .291 with 22 home runs and 64 RBI.
In the end, Correa earned a handsome reward after betting on himself by taking the Twins’ three-year offer last offseason.
At the very least, the Twins offered him quite a large contract.
Still, it was not enough to convince him to stay.
San Francisco found its franchise player and now the Twins will need to dive back into the free agent market in an attempt to replace their departed star.