Carlos Correa, Minnesota, Agree To A Three Year Deal

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Carlos Correa is going to the Minnesota Twins. The 27-year old agreed to a year, million contract. Correra, a two-time All-Star shortstop, was the hottest player on the free-agent market. Despite a tainted title from 2017, it was no surprise he found wealth in free agency. Of all the shortstops on the market, Correra was probably the best. Correra aimed for a larger contract than Corey Seager’s 10-year, $325 million deal with the Texas Rangers. Both shortstops are 27-years old, but Correra is coming off a healthier and stronger season.

Carlos Correa Contract Deals

It is a shock across the baseball world that Correa is now a Twin. His salary is front-loaded. Correa will earn this season and in the remainder of his contract. The Twins’ presumptive roster will feature Correa, Gary Sanchez, Sonny Gray, etc.

He’s a Gold Glove defender in 2021, who hit 155-for-555 with 26 home runs, 34 doubles, 104 runs, and a .850 OPS. Detroit was interested in Correra’s services as he played in Houston for Tigers manager A.J. Hinch. However, after ESPN reported that Correra rejected their offer, the Tigers turned to another World Series champion, Javier Báez. Owner Chris Ilitch didn’t want another contract like Baez’s.

Houston was still in the picture, but their first offer wasn’t considered strong. Jon Morosi of MLB Network suggested that Correa land with the Chicago Cubs. Although the team he signed with made the most sense, they needed a shortstop and were the few teams that could afford the former Rookie of the Year.

While Correra’s market took time to develop, the Twins unexpectedly got into the free agent market that picked up over the last few days. Fans and players alike should be excited after landing one of the biggest names off the market.

Players/Managers Mentioned:

Carlos Correa, A.J. Hinch, Javier Báez

, Corey Seager