Baseball’s Winter Meetings have concluded. Many of the top free agents have already signed, but Carlos Correa, one very elite All-Star shortstop, remains.
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Carlos Correa has established himself as a locker room leader wherever he goes, and he carries a sweet stick with him.
With a career batting average of.279 and a home run average of 19 per season. These are impressive numbers for a shortstop, especially considering his glove consistency.
There’s a reason Correa has become so valuable in baseball, where he’s expected to sign a nine- or ten-year contract worth $30 million per year. Many teams have tried to entice the 2015 AL Rookie of the Year to join them, but nothing has come of it.
According to one MLB source, the Correa free agent race could come down to just two teams: the Twins and the Giants.
Correa and his agent, Scott Boras, have narrowed down the landing spots to just two teams, or at least the two that have expressed the most interest thus far.
According to Bleacher Report’s Steve Phillips, the current favorites to sign Correa are the San Francisco Giants and, once again, the Minnesota Twins.
The Giants are unsurprising, as after missing out on spending $300 million or more on Aaron Judge, they have had to focus their efforts elsewhere, hence their keen interest in acquiring another star in Correa.
Only Correa appears to be drawn to returning to Minnesota’s Twin Cities, where he appeared to enjoy his lone postseason season in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Despite being a small-market team, the Twins have shown that they will not shy away from a large payday if it means getting their guy.
Signing Correa would be historic for Minnesota because it would be the team’s largest contract ever.
But there’s also a lot of internal pressure to improve a roster that includes Byron Buxton, a budding but frequently injured superstar, a mediocre pitching staff with no ace, and a team that has missed the playoffs two years in a row.