SF Giants News: All quiet on the Carlos Correa front

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It has been a week since the New York Mets raised similar concerns as the SF Giants with respect to Carlos Correa's surgically-repaired ankle. Since then, the Mets and Correa have been mostly silent on the next steps.

SF Giants News: All quiet on the Carlos Correa front

Folks have speculated as to the odds that a deal might get done, but those are educated guesses at this point. Mike Puma of the New York Post quoted a source who placed the odds of completing a deal between the two sides at 55 percent.

The number has varied depending on the source, and there is no way to tell if any of these sources are involved in discussions at this point. That said, 55 percent, or somewhere in that neighborhood, is not overly confident that a deal will get done. There is still some level of skepticism regardless of what estimate is used.

Nevertheless, the Mets and Correa are in an exclusive negotiating window, so the assumption is that a deal will get done barring a substantial change. For what it is worth, Puma suggested that Correa and his agent, Scott Boras, are motivated to get a deal done but is not flexible on the terms:

""But the belief is Correa — whose strong preference is to play for the Mets — isn’t open to restructuring the length or financial terms of the contract. At least three teams have been in contact with Correa’s camp in recent days, but Correa remains committed for now to trying to finalize his deal with the Mets.""

Mike Puma

Three teams have checked in with Correa's representatives but we may never know which teams these are. We are in unprecedented territory in terms of the size of Correa's contract combined with potential injury concerns.

Michael Mayer of Metsmerized Online adds that the quiet period is not necessarily an indication that talks have stalled. Rather, both sides are focused on including special language into the contract that protects both sides in case of an injury.

Correa showed no signs of the leg bothering him last year as he slashed .291/.366/.467 (140 OPS+) with 22 home runs, 64 RBI, and 70 runs in 590 plate appearances. He did appear in 136 games in 2022 as he missed time with a finger injury earlier in the year.

The 28-year-old has appeared in over 150 games just once in eight seasons, so durability has been an issue throughout his career. That said, most of the injuries he has sustained have related to his back.