New York Mets

New York Mets

New York Mets

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 13: Carlos Correa #4 of the Minnesota Twins runs against the Kansas City Royals on September 13, 2022 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)

The New York Mets flirted with the possibility of adding free agent Carlos Correa to their infield. It turned out the price was too steep for them to jump in. The San Francisco Giants, however, were more than willing to take the gamble on the former Houston Astros shortstop, paying $350 million over 13 years. That’s right 13 years!! It is the richest ever deal for a shortstop, blowing past the deal Francisco Lindor signed two winters ago with the Mets.

The Mets flirted with the idea of having Correa play third base, a position he was reportedly willing to switch to if it meant playing alongside his fellow countryman, Lindor. However the Mets are reportedly looking to sign players to shorter deals, and are now pivoting to other free agents such as J.D. Martinez and one time Met Michael Conforto.

Reaction to the deal was widespread early Tuesday morning.

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