There's a, "55 percent" chance the Mets will come to terms with Carlos Correa
The two sides continue to try to work through issues found during Correa's physical
The latest on the Mets and Carlos Correa… 🍎
Last week, the Mets and Carlos Correa agreed to a 12-year, $315 million contract. However, after undergoing a physical on Thursday and Friday, the Mets raised similar concerns to that of the San Francisco Giants over Correa’s leg, who originally agreed with Correa on a 13-year, $350 million contract the week before.
In 2014, Correa broke his fibula and sustained ligament damage close to his ankle, requiring surgery to remedy. Correa has never missed any time due to the injury in the major leagues. Correa has missed only 42 of a possible 384 games since the start of the 2020 season, much of which came in 2022 after being placed on the COVID-19 injured list midyear.
Both Mets owner and CEO Steve Cohen and Correa’s agent, Scott Boras, are on record discussing the contract, with both instances taking place before Correa took a physical with the Mets.
Should the deal be completed, Correa will join the Mets as their new regular third baseman.
December 26 - New York Post
Correa is committed to finalizing this deal with the Mets, although he isn’t open to restructuring the length and financial terms of the contract
It is unclear whether or not discussions have resumed following a break on Christmas
There is a, “55 percent” chance a deal will be completed between Correa and the Mets
The Mets were well aware of the findings from the Giants’ doctors after he took his physical with the Giants
Correa’s agent, Scott Boras, and the Mets could try to work language into the contract which would protect the club financially if Correa were to miss an extended period of time due to an injury specific to his fibula
December 25 - New York Post
The two sides are trying to work through the issues found on Correa’s medicals
The Mets and Correa’s camp remain optimistic a deal can be completed
The two sides were discussing the MRI results compared to the functionality of the joint along with Correa’s recent history of dependability
Other teams have checked in on Correa since his deal with the Mets hit a snag, but both sides are, “motivated” to work through the issues
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Mets and Correa/Boras have every reason to make this deal go through
Contract would have to remove reaponsibility from the Mets if injury was due to preexisting condition. Or if insurance with existing condition were left in and cost of the policy were multiple times higher that cost would need to be reflected in a contract reduction. Don’t see how you can get around that with the Mets or anyone else.
I don’t get it. Correa allegedly wants to play for the Mets, but reportedly isn’t open to restructuring the contract’s length or financial terms. What else is there? They must be negotiating something, because it doesn’t take this long to just say no.