Scott Boras calls out Mets after failed Carlos Correa talks: 'I don't understand (them)'

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Scott Boras seems to have a bit less frustration about how the Carlos Correa negotiations fell apart with the Giants compared to how things unfolded with the Mets.

The star shortstop is now – or, once again – a Minnesota Twin after agreements broke down with both San Francisco and New York over the last month. It was an old ankle injury that was of concern to both teams.

When things fell through with the Giants, the Mets were quick to pounce. But things kept dragging on, and ultimately they came to the same conclusion San Francisco did – even consulting with the same doctor the Giants spoke to. Reworked verbiage and terms couldn’t get decided on with the Mets, and thus things collapsed a second time.

In the end, Correa still gets a lucrative, long-term deal, inking a six-year, $200 million contract with Minnesota. But it was evident that Boras was not thrilled about how it all played out.

“I don’t understand the Mets," Boras said in an interview with USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. “I gave them all of the information. We had them talk to four doctors. They knew the issue the Giants had. And yet, they still call the same doctor the Giants used for his opinion. There was no new information. So why negotiate a contract if you were going to rely on the same doctor?

“It was different with the Giants because a doctor had an opinion they didn’t know about. But the Mets had notice of this. They knew the opinion of the Giants. So why did you negotiate when you know this thing in advance?"

After being limited to just 75 games in 2019, Correa has held up fine physically and played the bulk of the schedule each of the last three seasons.

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