Carlos Correa's reported 13-year, $350 million deal with the SF Giants fell through due to a medical issue that was discovered during the physical. We now know that the medical issue was related to his surgically-repaired ankle from an injury sustained in 2014. Evidently, the New York Mets are raising similar concerns (subscription required) according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
SF Giants News: Carlos Correa saga takes interesting turn
We know the story up until this point. The Giants asked for more time to review medicals but Correa's agent, Scott Boras, quickly pivoted to a deal with the New York Mets. That deal is reported to be a 12-year, $315 million but it could be in jeopardy given the news regarding his physical.
Jon Heyman of the New York Post adds that there is optimism between Correa and the Mets in working out a deal. The Mets are likely looking to add language into the contract that insures them in case of an injury.
The question that has been asked quite a bit is, can the Giants re-engage Correa? I suppose the door is slightly ajar, but a deal would need to fall through with the Mets before that happens. New York and Correa have agreed to a term sheet, which typically closes the negotiating window with other teams.
Correa and Boras can begin to seek a new deal if the prospect of a deal becomes remote. Of course, concerns surrounding Correa's leg is now a publicly-known issue, which makes it difficult to pivot like they did with the Giants last week.
As the Giants allowed Correa to re-engage in free agency, Boras re-connected with the Minnesota Twins. The Twins reportedly made an off in the neighborhood of 10 years and $285 million. However, they wanted to take a thorough review of Correa's medicals before doing so. Boras was not keen on that idea, so pivoted back to the Mets.
The next question is, why did the Correa pivot so quickly from the Giants while giving the Mets more time to work out a deal? Again, the answer may be due to leverage in the sense that Boras cannot continue shopping Correa given what is known.
Could the Giants have made a more concerted effort to re-negotiate with Correa? That sure seems likely but we may never know the full details of what transpired. For the time being, Correa and the Mets are exclusively working to get a deal done.