Carlos Correa’s contract with the Mets has been reportedly put on hold due to concerns over Shortstop’s injury history, but optimism is reportedly that New York will complete the deal. I have.
The 28-year-old underwent ankle surgery in 2014 while in the minor leagues. In his eight years in Major League Baseball, he has only once played more than 150 games in a season. Correa has expressed slight concern over injuries last season, and it’s what puts $315 million in jeopardy over his reported 12 years with the Mets.
That’s reportedly caused his 13-year, $350 million contract with the San Francisco Giants to collapse, but there’s optimism that New York can secure a star shortstop.
The New York Post’s Jon Heyman filed a lawsuit Thursday about why Mets owner Steve Cohen is doing everything he can to keep Correa from running away. Heyman also said the two-time All-Star wants to sign a deal because he doesn’t want to do free agency drama again.
“I would be surprised if he (not the MET),” one person close to the situation told Heyman.
If the reported deal collapses again, Correa will likely be given a contract of diminishing value.If a Gold Glove shortstop wants to sign a contract with the Mets, he must agree to certain injury incentives. That’s probably why.