Where the hell is Carlos Correa going?
New York Mets and Carlos Correa, who are in the process of renegotiating over medical issues, have faced a new variable.
The New York Post reported on the 6th (Korean time), ‘The Mets are in negotiations to complete the contract with Correa, but Scott Boras is talking to other teams.’
“I have new contacts with at least one or two teams other than the Mets,” Correa’s agent Boras told the media.
Journalist Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic also said, “It’s a fight over how to set up things called exceptions. The key to exceptions is to terminate the remaining contracts or lower the guaranteed amount depending on how many days you stay on the injured list due to a problem with your right leg. “But Correa and Boras obviously don’t want clauses that devalue the whole contract,” he said.
Earlier, on the 4th, reporter Rosenthal said, ‘Correa will eventually sign a contract under terms that are dramatically different from the original proposal’ and ’12 years, $315 million will not be guaranteed. The Mets are taking all measures. I don’t want a controversial relationship with a player who has a long-term contract,’ he said, anticipating a deal with the Mets.
Rather than negotiating with the Mets, the tension between the two sides seems to be prolonging over the issue of setting an exception in consideration of the risk of injury. As a result, it seems that another club, which had lingering feelings for Corea, intervened in the middle and asked Boras to understand the situation.
Reporter Andy Martino of SNY, who reports sports news in the New York area, said on the day, “The Mets and Correa are mobilizing a large number of lawyers and continuing to discuss the terms of the contract. Externally, things seem quiet, but both sides are working hard towards a resolution.” It means that the final contract with the Mets is imminent. Whether the contract with the Mets is concluded or not, a drastic cut in the amount of guarantees seems inevitable.
After agreeing to a 12-year, $315 million contract with the Mets on the 21st of last month, Correa revealed a medical issue during a physical examination, and the final agreement has been put on hold.
Correa injured her right ankle while sliding to third base during a game in 2014 while playing Single-A for the Houston Astros and underwent surgery. Like the San Francisco Giants, who tentatively agreed to a 13-year, $350 million contract and then canceled it, the Mets also demanded revision of the terms of the contract, citing Correa’s calves and ankles as problems.
Since a 12-year contract is equivalent to a lifetime contract, it seems that the Mets are looking for a solution through club options and incentives, even if the total amount is maintained. The key 스포츠토토 is whether Corea accepts this. Correa maintains that she has never missed a game because of an ankle or calf in the past 8 years after surgery, but it is not persuasive.
Correa is a player prone to injuries. Last year, he was placed on the injured list twice with the Minnesota Twins due to a bruised finger and confirmed coronavirus. He also suffers from chronic back pain. From 2016, his first full-time season, to last year, Correa had only 76.5% of his appearances against his entire schedule over the last seven years.