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Minnesota Twins finalizing a deal with Carlos Correa after his negotiations with the New York Mets fell apart
On Tuesday, January 10th, 2023 the Minnesota Twins agree to sign the veteran superstar Major League Baseball All - Star shortstop, Carlos Correa, of course depending on a physical. His past two deals with the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets fell through because he did not pass their physical examinations.
Now the Minnesota Twins star shortstop are in the works of finalizing a new 6 - year contract worth up to approximately $200 million. This deal includes $200,000,000 in total guaranteed money, and Correa will now earn an annual average salary of $33,333,333. In 2023, Carlos will make a base salary of $32,000,000, and when you add in his signing bonus of $4,000,000 it comes out to quite a sweet deal for him. Correa will now be scheduled to become a free agent once again in the year of 2033.
Carlos Correa’s Contract also includes incentives for the following:
- Full No Trade Clause
- 2029 Vesting Option of $25 Million
Vests with 1 of: 575 2028 plate appearances, Top - 5 2028 MVP, 2028 Silver Slugger, 2028 LCS MVP, 2028 WS MVP
- 2030 Vesting Option of $20 Million
Vests with 1 of: 550 2029 plate appearances, Top - 5 2029 MVP, 2029 Silver Slugger Award, 2029 LCS MVP, 2029 WS MVP
- 2031 Vesting Option: $15 Million
Vests with 1 of: 525 2030 plate appearances, 2030 Silver Slugger Award, Top - 5 2030 MVP, 2030 LCS MVP, 2030 WS MVP
- 2032 Vesting Option: $10 Million
Vests with 1 of: 502 2031 plate appearances, 2031 Silver Slugger Award, Top - 5 2031 MVP, 2031 LCS MVP, 2031 WS MVP
- Option converts to a club option if it doesn't vest
Correa’s Previous deals with other Ball Clubs this Offseason
It has been a total whirlwind month for Carlos, who had previously agreed to a 13 - year, $350 million contract with the San Francisco Giants back on December 13th, 2022, but after the San Francisco Giants brought up concerns regarding Correa's surgically repaired right leg after he underwent his physical examination, he quickly turned to the New York Mets, who offered him a 12 - year, $315 million contract. The New York Mets also had conflicts with his physical exam too, and their deal fell apart as well which ultimately led Carlos back to the Minnesota Twins, where he struck a deal even after a tumultuous MLB offseason.
The new deal with the Minnesota Twins involves a vesting option for 4 - years and $70 million, and it will become official if Carlos passes his physical examination with the Minnesota Twins medical unit. That process is currently taking place at the moment.
The focus is absolutely on his lower right leg, which he managed to break back during the 2014 MLB season in a minor league game. Correa has not yet had to spend time on the MLB injured list for a right leg injury during his 8 - year major league career, but the San Francisco Giants as well as the New York Mets medical teams were definitely concerned about how the leg would progress especially before granting him such a large contract.
Big - League Past & Future
The now 28 - year - old Correa is one of the best overall shortstops in Major League Baseball, and Carlos entered the 2022 - 2023 MLB offseason with the hopes of locking down a huge big - league deal with someone. When Correa decided to settle for a 3 - year, $105.3 million deal with the Minnesota Twins that included an opt - out following the first year of that agreement, Correa batted .291 / .366 / .467 to go along with Carlos’ 22 - home runs as well as his elite - level defense.
Should Correa pass his current physical exam with the Minnesota Twins, who should be more familiar with his medical condition than any other MLB franchise, and earlier during the beginning of the winter months he considered a 10 - year, $285 million contract, which is around what the present contract could end up being around if the option vests. The Minnesota Twins will enter the 2023 MLB season with the strong hopes and desires of winning the American League Central division of Major League Baseball.
Meanwhile, the New York Mets will enter spring training without the shortstop that the owner of the New York Mets, Steve Cohen, said to the New York Post "puts us over the top" following the club and Correa previously agreeing to terms only to break up that marriage.
Now the Minnesota Twins will hopefully finalize this agreement with Carlos Correa, and once the ink hits the paper, he will be a Minnesota Twin for a long time.
Baseball Career Achievements, Honors, & Awards
- 2 - Time MLB All - Star (2017, 2021)
- World Series Champion (2017)
- American League Rookie of the Year Award Winner (2015)
- Gold Glove Award Winner (2021)
- Platinum Glove Award Winner (2021)
- Fielding Bible Award Winner (2021)
- All - World Baseball Classic Team Selection (2017)
“Carlos Correa finalizing with Twins after Mets talks fizzle”, Jeff Passan, espn.com, Tuesday, January 10, 2023.
“Carlos Correa”, baseball-reference.com, Tuesday, January 10, 2023.
“Carlos Correa”, spotrac.com, Tuesday, January 10, 2023.
Written by: David Green