Not only are there serious doubts about Carlos Correa eventually signing with the New York Mets, but a legitimate alternative has also reportedly emerged.
The Minnesota Twins are expected to join Carlos Corea trade if the Mets hesitate
Jim Bowden, a former Major League Baseball general manager turned analyst, suggested the Minnesota Twins as a potential suitor if the Mets continue to stall.
“I’ll tell you what I’m hearing this morning is the Twins have some momentum here, with the possibility of surprising us all once again,” Bowden stated on SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio.
“They are still involved in Correa and they’ve got a shot here. I think they’re willing to do a little bit more of a risk on the medicals than either the Giants or the Mets were in terms of years and dollars, from what I’m hearing. So, we’ll see how this plays out, but I do think progress is being made here. I don’t think this is going to go on forever. But the Minnesota Twins, yes, they are back front and center in the Carlos Correa thing.”
Correa, who began his career with the Houston Astros, signed a three-year, $105.3 million deal with the Twins last offseason and will remain in Minnesota through 2022. He opted out this winter to pursue a long-term deal, and the rest has been a bizarre series of events to say the least.
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According to SNY’s Andy Martino, the Mets have grown “very frustrated” with the Correa negotiations and are considering walking away entirely.
While a source told Martino that the sides still had a good chance of reaching an agreement, the delay has allowed another team, such as Minnesota, to contact Correa’s agent, Scott Boras, and possibly work out a deal.
Bowden said: “There is a possibility here the Minnesota Twins come in and just go pick out Correa right from under the New York Mets’ noses. It’s a strong possibility. If the Mets don’t move from their present position, don’t be surprised if the Mary Tyler Moore statue someday has a Correa statue next to it.”