Billionaire owner, why did he withdraw from the limited shortstop contract… “Let’s get a medical test every year”
New York Mets billionaire owner Steve Cohen eventually withdrew All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa from his contract at the last stage. He asked for a safeguard for his health rather than a matter of money, but it was not accepted.
American media ESPN, The Athletic, and MLB.com reported on the 11th (Korean time) that Correa has agreed to a six-year, $200 million contract with Minnesota.
The Mets, who agreed to a 12-year, $315 million contract with Correa in mid-December last year, have been renegotiating due to an ‘ankle’ problem in the medical test. Previously, Correa’s 13-year, $350 million contract with San Francisco was canceled due to medical problems, and the Mets faced the same problem.
With the Mets and Correa in labor for nearly three weeks, renegotiations creaked, and Correa’s agent, Scott Boras, turned to Minnesota and agreed to a contract.
John Heyman of the New York Post gave the story behind the renegotiation between the Mets and Correa. The Mets said they wanted Correa to undergo an annual medical exam to safeguard her health. Two Mets-referraled doctors said Correa had problems with her ankle, which she underwent surgery in 2014.
In addition, the Mets revised the 12-year, $315 million contract, fully guaranteeing half the amount, six years, $157.5 million, and offered a six-year contract ($157.5 million) as a health option.
Correa’s side refused to take the medical test every year, and it seems that they didn’t accept the Mets’ 6+6 year amendment offer. The New York Post said, “The Mets were frustrated with the other side while renegotiating with Correa.” 안전놀이터
In the end, Correa agreed to a contract by accepting a six-year, $200 million offer from Minnesota, the original team. That’s $42.5 million more than the Mets’ six-year guarantee.
Minnesota signed a three-year contract ($105.3 million) with an opt-out clause with Correa in March of last year, and Correa played only one season and opted out to become a free agent.
Minnesota confirmed that there were no problems with Correa’s health until the 2024 season at the time of last year’s contract. In addition, if you are confident of health problems for 4 years (2025-2028 season), you will announce the final contract.
Heyman expected an official announcement to come soon, saying, “Minnesota’s medical tests revealed that Correa was mostly fine, including her ankle.”