The Carlos Correa saga remains unresolved as the New York Mets continue to work out a deal even after expressing concerns regarding his surgically-repaired ankle. That said, SF Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi confirmed that they are surveying the situation in case something changes.
Report: SF Giants have been in contact with Carlos Correa's camp
Zaidi met with beat reporters for the first time since Correa's reported 13-year, $350 million deal fell through due to issues that arose from the physical. Alex Pavlovic of NBS Sports Bay Area reported on where the Giants currently stand with Correa:
Of course, the "deal elsewhere" is referring to the 12-year, $315 million deal Correa agreed to with the Mets. Given that he is still technically a free agent, the Giants are in an odd position where they cannot speak substantially about Correa, especially as it pertains to his physical.
That said, Zaidi spoke in generalizations about the pursuit of Correa. Danny Emerman of KNBR reports that the Giants were unified in their approach to Correa:
Since the Mets expressed concern with Correa's medicals last week, the negotiations have been oddly quiet with few nuggets becoming public. One of those nuggets was that at least three teams have checked in on Correa's camp in recent days. Evidently, one of those teams were the Giants.
New York and Correa are working on including language into the contract that protects both parties in case of an injury. It is likely that a deal gets done and Mets are in an exlcusive negotiating window with the star shortstop.
Though, the door remains slightly ajar for another team to enter the discussions. That would not happen until a deal with the Mets completely falls through. As Zaidi indicated, the Giants have reached out and are monitoring the situation. They cannot do much else at this point.
The 28-year-old is coming off yet another solid season, slashing .291/.366/.467 (140 OPS+) with 22 home runs, 64 RBI, and 70 runs in 590 plate appeareances. This includes a 10.3 percent walk rate against a 20.5 percent strikeout rate.
Not only is Correa a fantastic hitter, but he has a reputation of being strong with the glove as well. Wherever he ends up, the team and fanbase will be very satisfied with the move for years to come.