As there continues to be no resolution between the Mets and Carlos Correa in regards to the star shortstop’s medicals, multiple reports are now emerging that New York may actually have some competition for Correa after all.
After previous reports indicated that Correa’s focus was on reaching a new agreement with the Mets, new reports now say that another team has gotten involved, and Jim Bowden, former MLB GM and current insider for The Athletic, says the Twins are swooping in and are ready to pluck Correa from the Mets, just as New York did from the Giants.
“The Twins have some momentum here with the possibility of shocking us all once again,” Bowden said on 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 the Mets and Giants in terms of years and dollars, from what I’m hearing. So we’ll see how this plays out, but I think progress is being made here.”
The Twins of course already have knowledge of Correa’s medicals, as Correa underwent a physical before signing with Minnesota last offseason, and if they are willing to risk more than the Mets and Giants were, it seems as if Correa could go back to a team he is already familiar with, to finish out his career.
“The Minnesota Twins are back, front and center in this Carlos Correa thing,” Bowden said. “There is a possibility the Minnesota Twins come in and pick Correa out from under the New York Mets' noses. It’s a strong possibility.”
MLB insider Jon Heyman reported Thursday that another team had gotten in on the Correa sweepstakes after it was believed for weeks to be “only a Mets game,” and that team seems to be the Twins. To make matters worse for Mets fans hoping to lock up Correa after weeks of uncertainty, SNY’s Andy Martino reported Friday morning that New York is growing frustrated with contract negotiations with Correa’s camp, and are considering following the Giants path and backing out entirely.
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