This past offseason, star shortstop Carlos Correa and the Minnesota Twins formed an unlikely pairing, signing the team to a three-year, $105.3 million contract. However, that contract included an opt-out option after the 2022 and 2023 seasons, and Correa expects to take advantage of that first withdrawal before the coming winter.
Speaking of which, here’s what Correa told reporters on Thursday about what it will take him to reunite with the Gemini in 2023 and possibly beyond:
For those who are unwilling or unable to watch these color television footage, here is the transcript:
“When I go to the mall and I go to the Dior store and I need something, I get it. I ask how much it costs and I buy it. the product is here, so if they want my product, they just have to come and get it.”
Correa appears to be strongly hinting that yes, he will take advantage of this waiver and join the 2022-23 free agent class, which comes as no surprise. That won’t stop him from landing a new contract with the Twins, but by the looks of it, Minnesota shouldn’t count on a big “hometown discount.”
Correa, who just turned 28, believes he will have a healthy market this offseason, even as other premium shortstops like Trea Turner, Xander Bogarts and Dansby Swanson plan to become free agents. . This year, Correa cut .287/0.363/0.463 (137) with 21 home runs in 130 games, and has traditionally been defensively strong in the short game according to most advanced records. The two-time All-Star also has an equally strong track record to back those numbers up, and he’s still young for free agents. He is likely looking at a contract worth at least $300 million, which is a reasonable target for a player with his projected future value. In other words, he’s about the same age as Corey Seeger last offseason, when he signed a $325 million contract with the Texas Rangers.
Almost any team can be improved by adding a player like Correa to it, but as this person says, it will cost you money. This seems to be true even of acting Gemini.