Correa’s reported 13-year, $350 million contract with the Giants appears to have fallen through, and the All-Star shortstop has reportedly agreed to a 12-year, $315 million contract with the Mets
The Mets and Carlos Correa struck a $315 million deal
The Giants “flagged something” in Correa’s physical, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, and there was a disagreement with doctors.
Heyman later confirmed Slusser’s report that Correa’s camp and the Giants disagreed on a physical, so his agent, Scott Boras, struck a deal with the Mets.
Correa’s reported agreement with the Mets comes roughly 15 hours after the Giants postponed a press conference to introduce him as the franchise’s new face.
The Associated Press later reported, citing sources, that a medical issue was the reason for the postponement of the press conference, which was scheduled to take place at Oracle Park.
After missing out on reigning AL MVP Aaron Judge in free agency, Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi quickly shifted his focus to Correa, and he reportedly signed the superstar on December 13. However, Correa is now on his way to the Mets, leaving the Giants without a cornerstone player.
Most notable free agents are no longer available, so Zaidi will almost certainly have to improve San Francisco’s roster through the trade market.