Much like those relatives who showed up for the holidays and have now overstayed their welcome, MLB fans are ready for the Carlos Correa offseason saga to be over.
The Carlos Correa signing/injury news has been a roller coaster since it was thought the San Francisco Giants landed the All-Star shortstop as the new face of their franchise earlier this month. Correa was a member of the Giants … then suddenly wasn’t in the hours after his introductory news conference with the Giants was scrapped. As word leaked out about concern with Correa’s ankle, Steve Cohen and the New York Mets swept in, signing Correa to a massive deal in a stunning turn of events.
Just as the baseball world was pointing fingers at who was to blame for the demise of the Correa-Giants contract, reports surfaced that the Mets were suddenly also concerned about some potential issues with Correa’s health.
How is Carlos Correa still a free agent?
It’s clear from the pauses by both the Giants and Mets that something in those physical reports is enough to keep one of the biggest free agent targets of the offseason still on the sideline … for now. However, enough is enough. It’s time for super agent Scott Boras to realize that he’s now created a public relations mess for two teams and work more for the sake of Correa than the sake of adding to the ridiculous numbers his clients have racked up this offseason. Sorry Scott, but it may be time for your client to sign a shorter deal or one with plenty of health incentive milestones in it.
Whether it is the Giants, Mets, or perhaps another MLB team who swoops in at the last minute, the Correa contract situation needs to be resolved as soon as the last Christmas carol is played. While there have been plenty of memes when it comes to where Correa will be playing in 2023 and beyond, the newness of the drama has worn off and the silliness of it has set in. Correa needs to sign, then plenty of people, ranging from Boras to executives in San Francisco and Queens to Correa himself, need to answer some questions about how something short-circuited not just the plans of one MLB team this offseason, but perhaps two by the time all is said and done.
As we race toward the end of the year, let’s hope we’re also racing toward a conclusion to one of the biggest stories of the offseason that, with some communication and ensuring that every box had been checked before making a public spectacle, never needed to happen in the first place.