There’s nonetheless no assure, however the Carlos Correa-Mets deal, by all rights, ought to get accomplished. And right here’s why.
1. Mets proprietor Steve Cohen badly wished to do the deal. Simply after the deal was accomplished round 2:45 am. EST (and eight:45 in Hawaii, the place Cohen was) he informed The Submit, “We wanted yet one more factor, and that is it.” Although he hasn’t spoken since, there’s no motive to suppose he’s modified his thoughts.
2. Correa badly desires this deal to occur. When his agent Scott Boras informed him concerning the take care of the Mets, Boras recalled that Correa was so excited he tackled him within the San Francisco lodge room the place they’d discovered a number of hours earlier that the Giants weren’t prepared to maneuver ahead with their $350 million, 13-year settlement. Presumably, Correa was completely happy to have a brand new deal for comparable cash per yr, in New York, and with a staff that gained 20 extra video games in 2022.
Correa definitely doesn’t need to proceed the drama by making a take care of a 3rd staff, although the incumbent Twins are a logical fallback. They supplied about $285 million, and although they’d need a full bodily, too, they know his situation greatest. A couple of groups have been calling, however even per week after the Mets settlement, they’re being informed it’s solely a Mets sport — for now.
3. Cohen and Boras have grown shut following the Max Scherzer and Brandon Nimmo offers, and neither get together desires to have an effect on that negatively by way of a blown-apart deal. GM Billy Eppler and Mets legal professionals are coping with Boras, however the relationship that’s key’s Boras-Cohen. Neither facet would relish dropping that.
“I’d be stunned if he’s not [a Met],” one individual near the scenario stated.
It’s no certain factor. Nevertheless it certain is sensible.