So much for the San Francisco Giants taking another run at Carlos Correa.
He was set to sign with the Giants, to the point of the two sides about to hold an introductory press conference, when a concern with his medicals put the deal on hold. Correa was then set to sign with the Mets just hours later when that deal was also put on hold due to medical issues. Understandably, other teams, including the Giants, have contacted Scott Boras to see about opening negotiations once again.
Second chance at Carlos Correa not happening for San Francisco Giants
That pause does not mean that Correa is looking elsewhere. Even if he is, that will not include the Giants. General manager Farhan Zaidi said that he “think(s) chances of a deal with us at this point are pretty unlikely based on their position.”
Such a stance is not a surprise. There had been a bit of back and forth between Boras and the Giants as to when concerns about Correa’s medicals were communicated. In fact, there had even been questions as to whether or not the Giants had overreacted to Correa’s medicals considering that the troublesome injury occurred in 2014. The Mets’ own issues justified the Giants’ caution.
As it is, the Giants have improved. Adding Michael Conforto and Mitch Haniger to the outfield will make their lineup that much more dangerous. Ross Stripling and Sean Manaea should be upgrades in their rotation. Taylor Rogers makes the bullpen that much better.
But it is also an offseason that can be measured by ‘what if.’ The Giants reportedly had Aaron Judge for approximately seven minutes before that report was considered premature. Correa was about to be signed, sealed, and delivered if not for those medical issues. It has been a solid offseason, but it is also one that could have been vastly different.
The San Francisco Giants are not going to have a second chance at Carlos Correa. Even if the Mets deal falls through, that ship has already sailed.