Much like the San Francisco Giants before them, MLB rumors are saying that the New York Mets may be hitting an issue with a former injury sustained by All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa before a massive contract with him is finalized.
MLB rumors: Carlos Correa and New York Mets may have a problem if concerns over physical can’t be worked out
According to MLB insider Ken Rosenthal’s article in The Athletic (subscription required), “The New York Mets, like the San Francisco Giants earlier in the week, have raised concerns about Carlos Correa’s surgically repaired lower right leg,” bringing another twist to one of the strangest stories of the offseason.
Correa was thought to be headed toward a long-term contract with the Giants, but an issue with that lower right leg postponed a news conference announcing Correa in San Francisco and caused an opening that Mets owner Steve Cohen sprung on, bringing the 28-year-old Correa to Queens. Correa’s contract falling through in San Francisco added to what has been a horrid offseason for the Giants.
Now could the same issues that doomed the Correa-Giants relationship throw a wrench in the Mets plans as well? Rosenthal said that, even if there are some injury concerns on the Mets side of things, “The parties could agree to a restructured contract if the Mets continue to express reservations about the long-term stability of Correa’s leg.”
With the words from Rosenthal and the silence at the moment from Boras and the Mets, it’s possible that Correa may not be heading to the payday he was believed to be getting from Cohen, who has gone on a historic spending spree this offseason in an effort to earn a World Series title.
We will have more on this story as it develops.