Carlos Correa's Twins Contract Shocks MLB Twitter After Failed Mets, Giants Deals

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 10, 2023

Minnesota Twins' Carlos Correa plays during a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
AP Photo/Carlos Osorio

For the third time this winter, Carlos Correa has agreed to a massive contract.

This time it's the Minnesota Twins coming through with a six-year, $200 million deal that includes a vesting option that could take the total value up to $270 million, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

The deal, much like Correa's previous agreements with the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets, is pending a physical.

Correa's offseason journey began with an agreement on a 13-year, $350 million deal with the Giants. The finalization of that contract hit a snag over concerns with the shortstop's physical, which led to him agreeing to a 12-year, $315 million contract with the Mets...which led to that deal hitting a snag, once again over the physical.

As you could expect, social media had a field day with the latest development.

Evan Daniel @itsmrevandaniel

Carlos Correa in free agency. <a href="https://t.co/0LELKSLA8X">pic.twitter.com/0LELKSLA8X</a>

Josiah Johnson @KingJosiah54

How MLB teams passing around Carlos Correa <a href="https://t.co/8faUZgnMDg">pic.twitter.com/8faUZgnMDg</a>

Shooter McGavin @ShooterMcGavin_

Carlos Correa's tenure with the Giants and Mets. <a href="https://t.co/5cKZpyxLYq">pic.twitter.com/5cKZpyxLYq</a>

Patrick Monahan @pattymo

Carlos Correa loves finalizing the terms of a deal. Guy can't get enough of it

Pete Blackburn @PeteBlackburn

Carlos Correa at his physical <a href="https://t.co/eSgVbgzFMg">pic.twitter.com/eSgVbgzFMg</a>

Howie Rose @HowieRose

Once again, I have no idea how the Carlos Correa saga will play out, but I think Pete Davidson is on his third girlfriend since it started.

Mike Beauvais @MikeBeauvais

Carlos Correa showing up to Minnesota Twins spring training. <a href="https://t.co/Ro66oxGOt3">pic.twitter.com/Ro66oxGOt3</a>

Shea Station @shea_station

Remembering Carlos Correa's tenure with the Mets <a href="https://t.co/OwPZoCrc2m">pic.twitter.com/OwPZoCrc2m</a>

Of the three deals, this one seems likeliest to stick. Correa signed with the Twins last offseason, which means their doctors already have a good understanding of his medical history.

If Minnesota had any real concern about Correa's long-term health, it's unlikely the small-market club would be willing to offer the richest contract in club history. The six-year term also greatly limits the Twins' exposure in comparison to the Giants and Mets deals, which were doubled in length.

Will any of these factors stop the widespread mockery of this situation? Absolutely not.