Carlos Correa signs with Mets after Giants deal falls through

Carlos Correa
Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Just eight days ago word broke that Carlos Correa would be signing with the San Francisco Giants. Well that deal fell through due to medical concerns. The superstar was working on a late-night deal with the New York Mets, Tuesday.

The Giants were scheduled to introduce Correa in a News Conference on Tuesday, but the event was postponed after a medical concern arose during the physical. The issue that failed the physical is the same back issue that Correa has been dealing with over the last three seasons.

The durability has been the only knock on Correa’s career so far, as there has been one season in which he played over 150 games. Outside of that there’s the debate that he may be one of, if not, the best shortstops in the game today.

Correa’s new deal with the Mets is for $315 million over 12 years, sources told The Post. As far as the Mets’ side of things, General Manager Steve Cohen got the deal done while he was vacationing in Hawaii. The Mets have in fact had the busiest offseason with the additions of Justin Verlander, Kodai Senga, and Jose Quintana. They also resigned Edwin Diaz and the extension of Brandon Nimmo.

With Francisco Lindor already at short. Correa will most likely play third base for the Mets, giving the Mets a star-studded team and Cohen a record payroll north of $380 million. The Mets will now have a giant tax, which be closer to $100M. Though, its the Big Apple, its Go Big or Go Home, right!?

“We need one more thing, and this is it,” Cohen told The Post from Hawaii. “This was important … This puts us over the top. This is a good team. I hope it’s a good team!”

Cohen later explained that the Mets and Carlos Correa had picked up where they ended conversations before that Giants deal happened.


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