The Correa saga is officially out of hand...
The Mets make a few minor league moves. Plus, how the Carlos Correa saga has officially drawn on for far too long.
What’s Up with the Mets? 🍎
The Twins are now reportedly back in “serious” discussions with Carlos Correa (The Athletic)
The Mets reportedly signed OF Tim Locastro to a minor league contract (Sports Illustrated)
The Syracuse Mets hired former major leaguer J.P. Arencibia to be their new bench coach
Carlos Correa Watch: Day 21 🚨
On December 21st, the Mets and Carlos Correa reportedly agreed to a 12-year, $315 million contract. However, after undergoing a physical later that week, the Mets raised similar concerns to that of the Giants over Correa’s leg. San Francisco had originally agreed with Correa on a 13-year, $350 million contract the week prior.
If the deal gets completed, Correa will join the Mets as their new regular third baseman…
The Twins are reportedly back in “serious” contention to sign Correa, after the Mets have gone over three weeks without closing the deal
New York is “not necessarily out of the bidding” yet, and former Met Carlos Baerga - who has been reporting free agent news accurately all winter - believes the Mets and Correa are finalizing an agreement
The Mets and Correa are getting closer to a deal as the two sides finish up the language. “It will get done.”
The offers from other teams for Correa were, “unsolicited,” and Correa still prefers to join the Mets regardless of outside interest
January 7 - Tyler Ward
At an event to promote the Willets Point development program, Mets owner and CEO Steve Cohen said he expects the negotiation with Carlos Correa to come to an end one way or another soon
The Mets have grown frustrated in their talks with Scott Boras, and are considering walking away entirely from the negotiation
Despite the frustration, the Mets still would still like to work through their issues in the negotiation
The Twins would still be interested in signing Correa, but believe their only shot at him is if his deal with the Mets falls apart
Wake me up when the Correa negotiations end ✍🏻
I’ll be honest with you — I’m tired of this.
It’s been 21 days since the Mets reportedly signed Carlos Correa to a shocking mega-deal in the middle of the night, but here we find ourselves, over a week into January, still waiting on the edge of our seats to find out if it’s really going to happen or not.
It’s been an extraordinarily weird situation as the Mets, just like the Giants, were concerned about Correa’s ankle after his going through his physical. What that’s lead to has been three weeks of speculation, a lot of meaningless reports saying the deal is “progressing, but not imminent,” and a brief battle of leaks and negotiating through the press by both sides. It’s all been incredibly thin-veiled, and a bit tiresome at this rate.
And now apparently the Twins are back in serious contention for his services. Or maybe they’re not and this is yet another last ditch, Hail Mary ploy by Scott Boras to try and strong-arm the Mets.
This situation has gone on for so long that at this point, if and whenever the deal finally does get signed, we will enter an extremely rare situation where a fan base will essentially celebrate the same free agent signing twice in one offseason.
Until that happens, though, I have to admit that I’m officially over the daily rigamarole of the Correa saga.
This isn’t to say that I don’t want him on the team anymore just because it’s gone on for so long. I’m just so sick of the constant differing updates, constantly checking Twitter and wondering when it’s finally – mercifully — going to be over, once and for all, one way or another.
I can no longer count on one hand how many days I’ve woken up saying “this is the day,” or had an exchange with someone who said they had a good feeling that things were coming to a head, only for nothing to happen at all.
At some point this will all be over, and there will come a time to either celebrate or commiserate, analyze and figure out what comes next. Until then — I’ll be catching up on some Netflix.
Enough is enough already.
Hot Stove 🔥
Major League Baseball reinstated former Braves GM John Coppolella after previously being banned for life (The Athletic)
Johnny Cueto agreed to sign with the Marlins (New York Post)
The Blue Jays reportedly signed 1B Brandon Belt to a one-year, $9.3 million contract (The Athletic)
The Giants officially signed RHP Luke Jackson to a two-year, $11.5 million contract
Former Mets LHP Chasen Shreve signed a minor league contract with the Tigers (Fansided)