Correa, Twins agree to 6-year, $200M deal (sources)

January 10th, 2023

opted out of his contract with the Twins to become a free agent, and is tracking the latest rumors surrounding the 28-year-old shortstop.

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Jan. 10: Correa, Twins agree to 6-year, $200M deal (sources)
Correa appears headed back to the Twins. The two-time All-Star shortstop is finalizing a six-year deal worth $200 million with Minnesota, a source told's Jon Paul Morosi and Mark Feinsand on Tuesday. The club has not confirmed the deal, which is pending the completion of a physical -- a step that has derailed previous agreements this offseason between Correa and both the Giants and Mets. More >

Jan. 9: Talks between Correa, Twins gaining traction
With recent reports that the Mets are growing frustrated with the ongoing Correa negotiations, conversations between the shortstop and the Twins are reportedly accelerating, team sources told Ken Rosenthal and Dan Hayes of The Athletic (subscription required.

The Twins have reportedly kept in touch with Correa's camp even after his 12-year, $315 million agreement with the Mets was reached, laying the groundwork for a potential reunion should talks between Correa and the Mets further deteriorate. Minnesota reportedly offered Correa a 10-year, $285 million deal prior to his temporary agreement with the Giants in December.

Jan. 8: Mets still 'most likely landing spot' for Correa?
As the Correa contract saga continues, the latest report from MLB Network insider Jon Heyman in an article for the New York Post is that the Mets remain the "most likely landing spot" for the star free agent shortstop.

Correa and the Mets reportedly reached a 12-year, $315 million agreement last month, but the club later expressed concern about a right leg/ankle injury Correa suffered while in the Minor Leagues in 2014. That is the same medical concern reportedly raised by the Giants prior to the Mets deal -- San Francisco had a reported 13-year, $350 million agreement with Correa before that deal was nixed.

Heyman cites Mets owner Steve Cohen's recent comments to a "Mets YouTuber" that a resolution should be reached soon, as well as the demonstrated excitement of both sides at the prospect of having Correa become a Met. Heyman includes Correa's desire to play in New York as one of the major factors giving the Mets an edge, though the situation "remains fluid."

Recent reports suggest other teams may still have a shot to land Correa, including his club from last year, the Twins. But Heyman reports that offers from other clubs during the Mets negotiations were "unsolicited."

Jan. 6: Mets reportedly considering walking away from Correa deal
The Mets have grown “very frustrated” in their negotiations with Correa and are now considering walking away from the deal, reports SNY's Andy Martino, citing conversations with a "source with direct knowledge of the team’s thinking."

That said, negotiations are ongoing, and the deal is not dead yet, Martino notes.

New York and Correa reached an agreement on a 12-year, $315 million deal in December, but the contract hasn't been finalized to this point, reportedly due to concerns about Correa's physical -- the same reason the shortstop's 13-year, $350 million deal with the Giants fell apart before he struck an agreement with the Mets.

The New York Post reported Thursday that Correa's camp has "renewed contact with at least another interested team or two beyond the Mets," one of them being the incumbent Twins.

Jan. 5: Correa camp talking with 'at least another interested team or two' beyond Mets (report)
In the latest twist in the Correa contract saga, the New York Post reports that the star shortstop's camp has "renewed contact with at least another interested team or two beyond the Mets" after the two sides reportedly reached a 12-year, $315 million agreement last month that has not yet been converted into a signed contract. That agreement came on the heels of a nixed $13-year, $350 million deal with the Giants.

Both deals reportedly didn't materialize for the same reason -- a medical concern over a lower right leg/ankle injury from 2014, when Correa was in the Minor Leagues.

While the identities and total number of teams Correa's camp has renewed discussions with aren't clear, the Post reports that the Twins, for whom Correa played last season, are one of them. Minnesota reportedly offered him a 10-year deal in the neighborhood of $285 million before he agreed to the San Francisco deal that was never completed.

Correa's leg injury from 2014 has never flared up during his MLB career, but the Mets are apparently concerned about guaranteeing all of that money in a contract that would take Correa through 2034, when he would be 40. According to the Post report, the Mets and Correa's camp have been negotiating potential changes to the contract structure that would lessen the amount of guaranteed money in the event Correa has to miss time due to the leg injury during the life of the contract.

Such an arrangement isn't foreign to Correa's agent, Scott Boras, who has negotiated multiple deals in the past that have included such clauses -- examples include J.D. Martinez's five-year, $110 million deal with the Red Sox in 2018, J.D. Drew's five-year, $70 million contract with Boston in 2007, and deals for Ivan Rodriguez (with the Tigers in 2004) and Magglio Ordonez (also with the Tigers in '05).

Dec. 24: Mets' deal with Correa on hold due to concerns about medical records
Mets officials have expressed concerns about Correa’s medical records, a source confirmed to on Saturday. The Mets and Correa’s representatives are working through the situation, the source added, but it’s unclear when a resolution might be reached. More >

Dec. 21: Correa to Mets after deal with Giants falls through
In an incredible turnaround, Correa decided to join the Mets, and not the Giants, agreeing to a 12-year, $315 million contract, a source told