MLB Insider reports Carlos Correa is reluctant to restructure his contract based on injury concerns: “Not interested in restructuring”
The New York Mets have signed Carlos Correa after his fitness caused the San Francisco Giants to pull out of a major 13-year contract. That could be a mistake.
All MLB contracts are signed pending. This protects teams from financial ruin should the player they sign get injured, and it protects the Giants. Either way, the Mets wanted superstars and jumped at the chance to spend more money, but it could have backfired.
Future options after the Mets discovered similar injury concerns faced by the Giants were few. The meet may not even be able to withdraw after making public comment on the signing.
They could restructure their contracts to allow for injury provisions. JD Martinez did so with the Boston Red Sox many years ago after a leg injury.
However, MLB writer Pat Ragazzo said Correa isn’t interested in restructuring anything about the $325 million 12-year deal he previously agreed to.
“Carlos Correa’s camp and New York Mets are still trying to resolve concerns about the star midfielder’s physical exam. According to Mike Puma…Correa’s hobby is playing for the Mets, however, he does. not interested in restructuring the length or financial terms of his contract.”
“At least three teams have contacted Correa’s camp in recent days, but Correa is committed to finalizing a deal with the Mets.”
This leaves the Mets in a very precarious position. Correa was a good player, perhaps the best player in baseball. Will he be fit for the duration of his new contract?
It looks less and less likely every day.
Is the New York Mets deal with Carlos Correa in the end?
Carlos Correa has agreed to sign, but even if that happens (with any player), the official signing won’t happen until much later. The Mets have not officially signed Correa and won’t be for a while as they analyze this injury story.
However, unlike the Giants, they cannot retreat. MLB rules state that teams cannot comment publicly on unofficial deals and Steve Cohen did that.
If the Mets want to withdraw, as a result they may not be able to. Things can get messy very quickly.