Minnesota Twins Carlos Correa (29) shared his honest thoughts about the difficult free agent contract.
On the 12th (Korean time), USA Today, an American media, announced the news of Correa’s official joining, saying, “Corea wore a newly designed Minnesota uniform and said ‘It’s neat’ and talked about the free agent contract that could have ended a month ago.”
Correa is a special shortstop with a batting average of .279 (933 hits in 3346 bats), 155 homers, 553 RBIs, and an OPS of .836 in 888 major league games. He was considered one of the biggest shortstops in the free agency market, but he failed the medical test, so he signed a 12-year, $350 million contract with San Francisco and an 11-year, $315 million contract with the Mets. All contracts have been cancelled. In the end, Correa signed a contract with Minnesota for 6 years and 200 million dollars (about 249.6 billion won).
USA Today said, “If the medical staff at San Francisco or the Mets had said what Correa said (neat) after agreeing to a contract worth more than $300 million, Correa would not have returned to the target field (Minnesota). Correa was healthy. His right ankle, which he underwent surgery on, hasn’t had a problem in nearly a decade of his career,” he said of Correa’s injury issues.
As a result, Correa had no choice but to sign a contract that guaranteed an amount less than $150 million (approximately 187.2 billion won) than the amount San Francisco had proposed. However, USA Today said, “Correa’s contract can be extended up to 10 years and $270 million. This fact shows that Correa’s free agent contract had no reason to suffer that much.”
“The journey doesn’t always go in a straight line,” said Derek Palvey, president of Minnesota Baseball Operations. Sometimes, I go round and round,” he said, expressing his feelings of embracing Correa again. 메이저놀이터
USA Today said, “Maybe Minnesota will regret taking the risk and recruiting Correa. If not, San Francisco and the Mets will bemoan the loss of a player who could become a franchise star.”
Looking back at the time the contract with San Francisco was broken, Correa said, “I was shocked when I heard the news. Emotionally, it was like riding a roller coaster. It’s amazing. He took the medical test three times in 2022 alone,” he said about the difficult FA process.
Corea, who emphasized that “I am in really good shape,” said, “I have never been in such good condition. I sprinted, worked, caught grounders, and batted while people made all sorts of predictions. While I can do everything and feel in good condition, it felt more fun for me to let people think freely.”
“The important thing is what you do for the team from now on,” said Correa. I’ll give my all Me and my family will be dedicated to this city. And the commitment will last for a long time,” she said, reaffirming her determination to finish her career in Minnesota.