The Minnesota Twins front office has to be extremely happy.
They just secured a franchise-altering talent for $200 million guaranteed.
Considering some of the contracts that have been given out to free agents this offseason and what Correa was originally slated to earn with the San Francisco Giants ($350 million), getting him for a fraction of that price is an outstanding get.
The Giants (and the New York Mets) got scared away by an old ankle injury, but the Twins, who had Correa last season and saw his greatness from up close, were OK with the risk.
The 28-year-old will play the next six seasons in Minnesota, and everybody is thrilled about that.
The potential for a dominant infield is definitely there.
Have to imagine some Twins front office types are dreaming about a future infield that includes Carlos Correa, Brooks Lee and Royce Lewis.
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We are all familiar with Correa and Lewis, who remains a top shortstop prospect despite being extremely injury-prone.
Lee, however, is another capable shortstop who is still getting his feet wet in professional baseball.
He could become an option in 2024.
Jose Miranda is also part of the puzzle.
The Twins have many quality infielders for the next few years.
Correa, however, gives them the star-level player they needed to really challenge for a playoff spot.