Today, it was reported by Jim Bowden of The Athletic that while the New York Mets and star shortstop Carlos Correa struggle to work out a contract, the Minnesota Twins have jumped back into the picture.
However, the popular consensus is that the Twins don’t have much of a chance to retain him.
According to Twins insider Dan Hayes, the Twins are interested in bringing back their star shortstop, but don’t think they have a legitimate chance to do so.
Hayes also mentioned that a team source believes that Correa would prefer to play for the Mets over the Twins.
"A team source firmly believes Correa prefers the Mets and vice versa" pic.twitter.com/5ENLbMCpb9
— Sam (@TreIindor20) January 6, 2023
This almost certainly confirms that the Twins will not retain Correa.
There is obviously still a slim chance, but based on Hayes’ report, it seems highly unlikely that the two-time All-Star will return to Minnesota.
Still, things haven’t exactly gone smoothly with Correa and the Mets.
The two sides have still yet to figure out a deal for the 2017 World Series champion.
The San Francisco Giants were the team that initially had agreed to terms with Correa, but after they expressed concerns with his physical, the Mets swooped in and signed him.
But like the Giants, the Mets have also expressed concerns over an ankle injury.
Still, this does not mean that the Twins have a legitimate shot at re-signing their star shortstop.
It seems as of now that Correa’s preferred destination is the Mets and that the goal for him is to get a new deal worked out with the team.